What is the Chromebook Program?
Starting in the fall of 2019, students at NHS will be individually assigned a chromebook for school and home use. Students will need to pass a “Digital Driver’s License” test to review some concepts such as plagiarism, appropriate posting, how to be safe on the internet etc. Upon receiving a passing score, students will then be assigned a chromebook and adapter that they will be responsible for the academic school year. It is expected they will bring their device charged to class to be able to participate in the class curriculum. Charging stations are available throughout the school.
Caregivers who would like to learn more about the program have the opportunity to attend information sessions on the following nights:
Sept. 3rd at 5:30PM in the Little Theatre
Sept. 12th at 6PM in the Little Theatre
Additionally, there will be two technology informational sessions where tech instructors will be going over some of the tools students use in the classroom–these will be held on the following nights:
Sept. 17th and Oct. 17th from 5:30-6:30 in the 3rd floor computer lab at NHS
Sept 19th and October 15th in the JFK Computer lab Rm. 105
*Check back to confirm locations for all these events.
As the number of devices in our district increase, so too is the likelihood that more repairs will need to happen. By clicking the tool icon in the concept map you will be take to a Google Form where you can fill out what is damaged or needs repair on your device. No Chromebook should be stored in a backpack or be left out at athletic events. Weight applied to the screen will damage the display. Students will want to fill out a repair form HERE. Once the form is filled out, students should drop their chromebook off with the librarian. She will confirm enrollment in the Protection Plan or provide the student with a paper authorizing payment for $89 if expected hardware needs to be repaired. The chromebook will be collected by the IT Department, repaired and returned to the main office. During the interim, students may check out a loaner device from the library.
All students may elect to enroll in the Protection Plan for $25. Those families and students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will have a reduced or free rate. To learn more about this program, please consult the page listed in each student’s guidebook, or also found HERE.
Digital Driver’s License
In order to participate in the program, it is expected that every high school student will pass selected modules in digital citizenship that are required by the district to get their “Digital Driver’s License”. Caregivers can view the content high school students are taking HERE. A link to the University of KY program can be found by clicking the ID photo above. We have modified some of this content to meet the needs of our students. these modules cover areas such as cyber bullying, digital citizenship, screen addiction/balance, plagiarism and the repair strategy.
To take the Digital Driver’s License, students need to be logged into their school account and can take it by clicking HERE.
The school uses a software program for monitoring student activity while using their chromebooks and Google accounts called Go Guardian. Go Guardian allows classroom management where student accounts can be viewed by the teacher to encourage on task behavior, group sharing of computer screens and specific websites to be pushed out to students. In addition, student accounts can be monitored outside of school hours as well. It is important to note: When your student is logged into his/her Google account, the websites visited are collected through GoGuardian. It is important to emphasize logging out of devices (this includes home computers) when not using the account. Caregivers please check to see if your student is logged on prior to using the chrome browser at home as well. Video tutorials on how you can tell if you’re logged in can be found HERE. While this information is collected through the history in student accounts normally, Go Guardian offers live time monitoring when the students are scheduled to be in class. If your student is out sick for the day and logs into his/her chromebook during the regular scheduled classes, his/her screen will show up in the class set for the teacher to observe. Student account searches may only be conducted by the Chief Information Officer or the Digital Literacy & Computer Science Coordinator upon request of a principal or associate principal investigating alleged violations of a district policy. To read more about the ways the district monitors accounts please visit THIS LINK or choose “Account Monitoring” under the Tech tab at the top.Click here to change this text