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1 Title I Laptop Computer Program Berea Middle School

2 The Title I Program Paid for by the federal government Paid for by the federal government Funds teacher training, classroom materials, and technology Funds teacher training, classroom materials, and technology Laptop program in three Greenville middle schools- Berea, Lakeview, Tanglewood. Laptop program in three Greenville middle schools- Berea, Lakeview, Tanglewood. Must meet eligibility to participate Must meet eligibility to participate

3 Goals of Title I Program: to help students perform better in mathematics and language arts. to help students perform better in mathematics and language arts. to encourage parents to learn about educating children. to encourage parents to learn about educating children. to help parents and children work together on learning. to help parents and children work together on learning.

4 Laptop Eligibility Requires 1. Student and parent come to a meeting to learn about the laptop program. 2. Student and parent sign a Borrower’s Agreement that says they understand the rules and will obey them. 3. Parent brings proof of residency in the Berea Middle zone AND a photo ID.

5 Assigned Equipment Students receive a laptop, charger and back pack. Each laptop and charger have a serial number. Students receive a laptop, charger and back pack. Each laptop and charger have a serial number. Students use only the equipment assigned to them. Equipment should not be loaned or exchanged. Students use only the equipment assigned to them. Equipment should not be loaned or exchanged. Students use their library account to check serial numbers. Students use their library account to check serial numbers.

6 Daily Use and Home Use Students will use a laptop only during school hours until all eligibility items are turned in. Students will use a laptop only during school hours until all eligibility items are turned in. Students pick up the laptop in first period and return it to the first period teacher at the end of the day. This is called Daily Use. Students pick up the laptop in first period and return it to the first period teacher at the end of the day. This is called Daily Use. When eligibility items are turned in, students may use laptops at home. This is called Home Use. When eligibility items are turned in, students may use laptops at home. This is called Home Use.

7 General Information The laptop, the charger, and its book bag belong to Berea. They should be used as the school requests. The laptop, the charger, and its book bag belong to Berea. They should be used as the school requests. Student must return laptop whenever asked, when they leave the school, or at the end of the school year. Student must return laptop whenever asked, when they leave the school, or at the end of the school year. The district wants students to use the laptop for school work at school and at home. The district wants students to use the laptop for school work at school and at home.

8 Things You Need to Know The computer is set up for use with school software programs and the school network. You may not change laptop settings or add software without permission. The computer is set up for use with school software programs and the school network. You may not change laptop settings or add software without permission. Using a laptop computer is a privilege, not a RIGHT! If you do not obey the rules, the laptop may go to laptop jail or be taken away from you. Using a laptop computer is a privilege, not a RIGHT! If you do not obey the rules, the laptop may go to laptop jail or be taken away from you.

9 Parental Permission The parent must know and understand the rules to use the laptop. The parent must know and understand the rules to use the laptop. The parent must enforce rules at home. The parent must enforce rules at home. The parent should work with students when children use the laptop at home. The parent should work with students when children use the laptop at home. The parent should help their child keep the laptop safe and charged for each school day. The parent should help their child keep the laptop safe and charged for each school day.

10 The district’s Student Acceptable Use Policy applies to home use of laptops. The district’s Student Acceptable Use Policy applies to home use of laptops. The parent must pay for replacement or repair of willful damage. The parent must pay for replacement or repair of willful damage. The parent should tell the school if they learn anyone is mistreating a laptop or using it for non-school work. The parent should tell the school if they learn anyone is mistreating a laptop or using it for non-school work.

11 For Parents to Know If the laptop is lost or stolen, the parent should report it immediately to: If the laptop is lost or stolen, the parent should report it immediately to: Berea Middle School. Berea Middle School. the police and make sure to get a police report. the police and make sure to get a police report. A copy of the police report must be given to the school. A copy of the police report must be given to the school. Neither the school nor Greenville County Schools is responsible for inappropriate use or receipt of information. Neither the school nor Greenville County Schools is responsible for inappropriate use or receipt of information.

12 No Expectation of Privacy The school and district watch everything done with the laptop and the computer network. The school and district watch everything done with the laptop and the computer network. The school inspects laptops periodically. The school inspects laptops periodically. The student and parent are responsible for anything found on the laptop computer. The student and parent are responsible for anything found on the laptop computer.

13 Student Permission The student must know and understand the rules to use the laptop. The student must know and understand the rules to use the laptop. The student must follow rules at home. The student must follow rules at home. The student should work with a parent when they use the laptop at home. The student should work with a parent when they use the laptop at home. The student should ask their parent how to keep the laptop safe and charged for each school day. The student should ask their parent how to keep the laptop safe and charged for each school day.

14 For Students to Know Use laptop for school work only- no chat rooms, news groups, or MP3 files. Use laptop for school work only- no chat rooms, news groups, or MP3 files. If you copy and paste, give credit to the author, photographer, or illustrator. If you copy and paste, give credit to the author, photographer, or illustrator. Do not send “joke” or “prank” s or files. Do not send “joke” or “prank” s or files. Do not mark on or damage the laptop or back pack. Do not mark on or damage the laptop or back pack.

15 A computer can stop working anytime. Save assignments and important files to the district home directory or to your personal portable drive. A computer can stop working anytime. Save assignments and important files to the district home directory or to your personal portable drive. Students are responsible to turn in assignments on time. Do not wait until the last minute to finish and print an assignment. The school can not replace lost files. Students are responsible to turn in assignments on time. Do not wait until the last minute to finish and print an assignment. The school can not replace lost files. Repairs to a laptop may take three weeks. Repairs to a laptop may take three weeks.

16 Can Not Use the Laptop For: Accessing Inappropriate Materials Accessing Inappropriate Materials Illegal Activities Illegal Activities Violating Copyright Violating Copyright Plagiarism Plagiarism Copying Software Copying Software Non-School-Related Use Non-School-Related Use Misuse of Password/Unauthorized Access Misuse of Password/Unauthorized Access Malicious Use/Vandalism Malicious Use/Vandalism Unauthorized Access to Chat Rooms/News Groups Unauthorized Access to Chat Rooms/News Groups

17 For Your Safety Do not give anyone usernames or passwords. Do not give anyone usernames or passwords. Do not give anyone your personal information- name, telephone, address, etc. Do not give anyone your personal information- name, telephone, address, etc. Tell a teacher if you receive strange s. Tell a teacher if you receive strange s.

18 Care of the Laptop Keep laptop dusted and clean. Keep laptop dusted and clean. Do not put anything heavy on top of the laptop. Do not put anything heavy on top of the laptop. Carry laptop only in the back pack. Carry laptop only in the back pack. Do not fill the back pack so full it squeezes the laptop. Do not fill the back pack so full it squeezes the laptop. Protect the laptop from rain, cold, and heat. Protect the laptop from rain, cold, and heat. Be patient! Computers may take time processing or connecting. Be patient! Computers may take time processing or connecting. Don’t drop the back pack when the laptop is inside. Don’t drop the back pack when the laptop is inside.

19 Be careful when plugging in the power adaptor to the charging port. It could break. Be careful when plugging in the power adaptor to the charging port. It could break. Use the laptop only within designated areas in the classroom or home. Do not use them before, during or after practices, games, or other extracurricular activities. Use the laptop only within designated areas in the classroom or home. Do not use them before, during or after practices, games, or other extracurricular activities. Do not use the laptop on the bus or in a moving car. Do not use the laptop on the bus or in a moving car. Do not leave the laptop where it could be Do not leave the laptop where it could be sat on, stepped on, eaten by a dog, or broken. sat on, stepped on, eaten by a dog, or broken.

20 Care of Screen/Body of Laptop Use two hands to hold the bottom (keyboard), never the screen. Use two hands to hold the bottom (keyboard), never the screen. Do not eat or drink near the laptop computer. Do not eat or drink near the laptop computer. Never twist the screen on its hinges. Never twist the screen on its hinges. Do not touch, scratch, or push on the screen. Do not touch, scratch, or push on the screen. Never close the lid on a pencil or pen left on the keyboard. Never close the lid on a pencil or pen left on the keyboard.

21 Don’t slam down the lid. Don’t slam down the lid. Clean the screen with a dry lint-free cloth. No liquid cleaner! Clean the screen with a dry lint-free cloth. No liquid cleaner! Dropping, jostling, or bumping the laptop may cause damage to the hard drive. Dropping, jostling, or bumping the laptop may cause damage to the hard drive. Hold power cords by the plug. Carefully, remove the power cord. Do not yank! Hold power cords by the plug. Carefully, remove the power cord. Do not yank! Wrap cord around the charger and store in the back pack when not in use. Wrap cord around the charger and store in the back pack when not in use.

22 Turning Off the Computer Always end your session by clicking on Start and selecting “Turn Computer Off”. Always end your session by clicking on Start and selecting “Turn Computer Off”. Wait for the laptop to power down before closing the top. Wait for the laptop to power down before closing the top. If you close the lid without shutting down the laptop, it may go to sleep. Hold down the button for 10 seconds to shut it off. If you close the lid without shutting down the laptop, it may go to sleep. Hold down the button for 10 seconds to shut it off.

23 Reminders and Restrictions The Parent Involvement Laptop: The Parent Involvement Laptop: should be used for school work only. should be used for school work only. should be used only by the student and parents to whom it is issued. should be used only by the student and parents to whom it is issued. should not be shared or exchanged with other students or families. should not be shared or exchanged with other students or families. should be kept safe all the time. should be kept safe all the time.

24 Abuse of the laptop will result in disciplinary consequences and loss of its use. Abuse of the laptop will result in disciplinary consequences and loss of its use. The school can not replace lost files. The school can not replace lost files. Download only educational material. Download only educational material. Please be aware of copyright and fair use guidelines. Please be aware of copyright and fair use guidelines.

25 Answer the Questions Please ask questions about anything you do not understand. Please ask questions about anything you do not understand. The student must answer a question sheet, sign the sheet, and turn it in. The student must answer a question sheet, sign the sheet, and turn it in. The parent must answer a question sheet, sign the sheet, and turn it in. The parent must answer a question sheet, sign the sheet, and turn it in.

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