This project is related to the National Secondary Schools Computer Fund at Forest Lake State High School
Joint initiative of Australian and Queensland governments –A national investment of $2.3 billion –To help schools provide ICT for students in Years 9 to 12 By 31 March 2011 – 1:2 ratio was achieved By 31 December 2011, Queensland schools will have deployed over 100,000 computers to achieve a 1:1 ratio in years 9 – 12 Does not cover year 8 laptop programs What is the NSSCF?
ICT in the Australian Curriculum ICT is represented in the Australian Curriculum as a general capability: Competence in ICT –‘Students develop ICT competence as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately when investigating, creating and communicating ideas and information at school, at home, at work and in their communities.’ (ACARA, 2010) –Students develop ICT competence when they learn to: Investigate with ICT Create with ICT Communicate with ICT Operate ICT
Learning Place Join the new era in Learning –The department's comprehensive eLearning environment –Provides 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week secure access to an innovative range of digital tools, resources and eSpaces for teaching and learning, collaboration and networking Will the Learning change? Learn online Create and publish Communicate and collaborate Discover resources Network and Communities staff.learningplace.eq.edu.au students.learningplace.eq.edu.au
Online Classroom = Open Communication Online Classrooms mean: Student access 24/7 to any wifi device Parent access to news, staff, subject information, assignments and homework (in some cases) No parent access to documents or discussions areas
Intel Core i3 processor 4 GB memory 11.6 inch screen 320 GB storage Wireless network connection 3G connectivity including data plan Student helpdesk 1.38kg in weight Integrated webcam Full sized keyboard Six-hour battery Four year warranty Accidental damage protection Crush-proof protective cases Aspire 1830 The Aspire 1830 is super-light, less than one- inch thin, provides 3G connectivity and designed to run all day on a single battery charge What is the NSSCF package?
Also featured on each laptop CompuTrace (assists in recovery of stolen laptops) Blue Coat (for web filtering) Symantec Endpoint (for virus protection) Local administration rights (principal and parent sign off required) Software audit and licencing CyberSafety help button
Due care and personal responsibility needs to be taken by participating students –Each laptop is a valuable resource Our school has elected to install lockers for the Lighthouse Classes. Year 11 and 12 students can elect to hire a locker with a security deposit, however this is NOT essential. More advice about security
Within school grounds –A scalable, high-density wireless connection Outside school grounds –3G connectivity – this offers students an unique opportunity for personalised learning - anywhere, any time Also … –Private internet connection can be used (only if students have access to local administration rights) Device connectivity
All information on our 1:1 Website (see next slide) Toll-free telephone helpdesk OR school phone number –Available from 7am to 8pm for 3G devices –Operated by FLSHS for non-3G devices An online portal available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all Acer devices. Help and support
Laptop Warranty and Damage? Warranty –Free of charge (e.g. Hard drive failure, faulty video cables) Accidental Damage –$50 for first offence –$100 for second offence –$150 for each subsequent offence Undue Care / Wilful Damage –Cost to fix the machine (e.g. Screen $247)
Built-in protection software will be initiated when: –A police crime report number has been issued –The student’s parents provide a statutory declaration What if the laptop is lost or stolen?
The cost of replacement is: –First case: $200 ex GST –Subsequent cases: full replacement cost What if the laptop is not recovered?
Please confirm your individual eligibility for the Education Tax Refund –Talk to the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant www.educationtaxrefund.gov.au Tax implications
Read and sign the Student Laptop Charter –Your child(ren) need(s) to read and sign it too –The charter sets out the guidelines for acceptable use outside of school – these guidelines can be negotiated between the school, parent and student (ie: local administration rights) –Full document available on the 1:1 Website Front Page Your ongoing partnership is essential to the success of this program Ensure school fees are up-to-date What do I need to do?
Care for their laptop - http://tinyurl.com/AcerCareVideohttp://tinyurl.com/AcerCareVideo Bring their laptop to school every day Fully charge their laptop (at home) No charging allowed at school EVER (P = Prepared) Make sure they back-up their work regularly Follow school policies and procedures: –Acceptable computer and internet use –Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students Always use the provided crush proof case provided –No: you can not supply your own case What does each student need to do?
Year 8 & 9 Lighthouse Student Resource Scheme »Total$370 Year 10 extension, 10 Computer, 10 Business Subjects Year 11 & 12 Student Resource Scheme »Total$405 Student Fees
The laptop has built in backup features to recover the Operating System only (Windows 7) Students are responsible for their own data Students are encouraged to save their work to their D: drive for ease of management Data should be backed up to such devices as a pen drive or an external USB storage drive There is some minor provision for students to store data on their school (currently 50Mb) H: Backing up data: A student responsibility
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations –http://deewr.gov.au/national-secondary-school-computer-fund-provision-fundinghttp://deewr.gov.au/national-secondary-school-computer-fund-provision-funding Smart Classrooms –http://education.qld.gov.au/smartclassrooms/http://education.qld.gov.au/smartclassrooms/ Cyber(smart:) –http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/ eSmart –http://www.amf.org.au/http://www.amf.org.au/ For more information