HANDBOOK & FORMS

DEVICE BASICS

RESOURCES

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

FAQ

TECH SUPPORT

 

 

HANDBOOK & FORMS

 

RESOURCES

Eagle Apps

Canvas

SAMR Model

Get Started with Google Drive

Visit drive.google.com to see all of your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

 

Share Settings

Learn how to share files and folders.

 

How to Share

Learn how to share files without having to email them.

 

Use Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Create and share documents, spreadsheets, and sideshows in real time.

 

Troubleshooting Google Drive

 

 

Instructor Text Guide

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 Video Guide

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The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model was designed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura to guide educators in the process of redefining teaching and learning with new technologies.

  • Substitution

    Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change

  • Augmentation

    Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement

  • Modification

    Tech allows for significant task redesign

  • Redefinition

    Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable

  • What comes with the Macbook?

    The MacBook will come with a power cord and protective cover.

  • Am I required to use the protective cover?

    Teachers are expected to use the hardshell cover that was provided by the school district.  The cover may be “personalized.”

  • If I already have a personal device, do I need this one also?

    The device provided by the school district is required for use at school. Some of the required classroom software will only be available on the supplied device.

     

  • Will students be required to bring the laptop to class everyday?

    Students must bring their device, charged and ready for use,  to all classes, everyday unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher.

  • Will I be required to bring the laptop to class everyday?

    Students must bring their device, charged and ready for use,  to all classes, everyday unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher.

  • What if a student forgets to bring their laptop to school?

    Students are expected to bring their fully charged laptops to school everyday. A limited number of laptops may be available for checkout for the day.  Students should be held accountable for digital classwork they are unable to complete.

  • What if students forget to charge the battery?

    A limited number of power outlets will be available in some classrooms. However, students are expected to bring the device fully charged each day. Students should be held accountable for digital classwork they are unable to complete.

  • What if I lose my power adapter?

    Teachers are responsible for replacing lost or stolen power adapters with an identical manufacturer product.

  • Can I use the issued computer for things not related to school?

    It is expected that use of the supplied device be directly related to your role as a classroom teacher.

  • Can I load software on the laptop?

    Yes, if you have the administrator username and password. Staff development is required before this password is released.

  • What happens if the laptop is stolen?

    The school principal must be notified the day of the incident, if the device is stolen during school.  A police report must be filed within 24 hours of the incident. The police report must be brought to the school principal by the next school day. If the police report is not delivered to school principal, the teacher may be held responsible for the full replacement cost.

  • How do I secure technical assistance if my laptop is not working?

    The school district is responsible for arranging for the performance of all repairs to the device.  Never attempt to to repair a device yourself or through any party other than the school district.  Each school will have a helpdesk procedure established where problems are to be reported.  If a laptop has to be kept for repair, a temporary device will be assigned.

  • Can I keep my device during the summer break?

    Yes; however, there may be times when the laptops must be taken up to be reimaged.

  • Should I leave my device for a substitute teacher to use?

    You should keep your device at all times and not leave it for anyone else to use. The only exception to this practice applies if you are taking a long-term leave or catastrophic leave.  In either of these cases,  the device should be turned in to the school principal for reassignment to the substitute during your leave.

     

    Further details related to various aspects of the use and care of the devices can be found in the PowerUP Handbook.

 

TECH SUPPORT

Visit your school's media center for technical support or submit a ticket to Switchdesk.

 

 

 

DEVICE BASICS

 

 

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

If you use web-based communication and collaboration tools to share ideas, plan activities, and stay in touch with others, you are a digital citizen.

 

To address digital literacy and citizenship, Common Sense Media divides digital citizenship topics into the following units:

 

FAQ

MacBook Air

iPad

Trackpad

Learn how to use the trackpad to control what is on your screen.

 

Internet & WiFi

Learn how to connect to the Internet.

 

The Finder

Learn how to find your files and folders.

 

The Desktop

The desktop is the space where you see file, folder, and application windows. Learn about your desktop and how to customize it.

 

The Dock

The Dock is at the bottom of the desktop. Learn how to add and remove items from the Dock.

 

Launchpad

Learn how to find, organize, and easily open your apps.

 

Safari

Learn how to use Safari to access the Internet, as well as ways to personalize your browsing experience.

 

Video Tutorials

POWERING UP!

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