Computer, Chromebook, iPad, & Internet Use
Computers/Chromebooks/iPads: The media center houses one lab of 24 computers and 2 computers for independent work. There are also 15 computers each in Labs MC 1 & 2, 25 computers in MC 3, one PC cart of 30 laptops, and 35 iPads that teachers may check out for classroom use. In addition, there are 11 Chromebook carts of 30 Chromebooks each. Ten of the Chromebook carts are housed in various departments, while one is housed in the Media Center and may be checked out by any staff member who does not have access to another cart.
Chromebook Policy: Teachers should refer to the shared Google doc titled "Chromebook Implementation" for guidelines specific to using the Chromebooks.
Computers, Chromebooks, and iPads are to be used for education and inquiry. Playing games, visiting social networking sites, and using other features you don't need is prohibited unless required for class. Please clear with the media staff beforehand if this is the case.
Davidson County Acceptable Use Policy is in effect at all times. Students who violate this policy will lose Internet privileges for a length of time determined by the infraction, possibly all year.
Permission Forms: All students must complete an Acceptable Use Agreement form that covers use of equipment, Internet, email, and other Web 2.0 tools. Students cannot use the school's electronic equipment without having a form on file. Media staff will keep a record of student forms and compile a spreadsheet teachers may check to verify if their students have permission before allowing them to use computers, Chromebooks, or iPads.
Saving Your Work: If possible, bring a flash drive from home to save your work, or save to your student Google account. Students can also save to the H drive of the server once they are logged in to their individual student accounts. Save early and often so that you do not lose your work due to unexpected issues!
Each student has an individual login that should be used when signing onto library and lab computers. This login is the same as your gmail login, minus @students.davidson.k12.nc.us.
Use of Labs: Teachers should sign up for use of the Media Center, iPads, upstairs computer labs, and mobile labs housed in the Media Center through Mrs. Magee or Mrs. Talent. Email the dates and class periods you need the labs, as well as what students will be working on. For the Chromebook carts housed in various departments, use the Google calendar to schedule usage, following the same guidelines as above (name/time/use). Please be considerate of your coworkers when reserving large blocks of time.
Equipment should be used as it relates to meeting 21st century learning goals and fulfilling the curriculum. When using mobile equipment, remember the following: (1) You may send students to pick up or drop off equipment, but please make sure they do so responsibly. (2) Teachers should closely supervise the use of mobile equipment in the classroom, using the sign-out sheets and checking each item's condition before and after use. Notify media staff immediately of any damaged or missing equipment. Also make sure students are careful when getting items in and out of the carts to minimize wear and tear. (3) All students should be assigned the same number each time they use mobile equipment. (4) All equipment should be accounted for before students leave the room. Please let us know if you need help facilitating these procedures.