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One-to-One Learning Devices in ISD191

2017-18 School Year Information 

Starting in the fall of 2017, all middle and high school students (grades 6-12) in District 191 will receive Chromebooks to use as personal learning devices, providing access to high-quality learning resources and giving students the ability to create digital and multimedia projects that showcase their learning. This is made possible thanks to the voter-approved Vision One91 referendum. Device use will also expand at the elementary school level in the future.

Chromebooks are lightweight, inexpensive devices that provide students access to the internet, their Google accounts and other web-based applications, including the district online learning system, Schoology. The model that students will receive includes a touch-screen along with a keyboard so it also acts as a tablet.

Read more about Technology and Vision One91

Receiving Your Chromebook

For Burnsville High School Students
Burnsville High School students should pick up their Chrombooks during Orientation. There are two orientation sessions at Burnsville High School. Students can attend any time during either session. Along with Chromebooks, students will also pick up their schedules, take school photos and more. Orientation sessions are:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For Burnsville Alternative High School Students
Burnsville Alternative High School students will pick up their Chromebooks at BAHS after the start of the school year.

For Middle School Students
At Nicollet, Metcalf and Eagle Ridge middle schools, Chromebooks will be handed out as part of the schools’ orientation events on the following schedule:

  • Nicollet Middle School, Aug. 22, 2-7 p.m.
  • Metcalf Middle School, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Eagle Ridge Middle School, Aug. 24, Noon-8 p.m.

Along with their Chromebooks, students will receive an asset tag which must remain affixed to the device at all times, a charging cord with AC adapter, and a protective case. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, alternate pick-up times will be available at each school.

Taking Care of Your Chromebook

The Chromebook issued to students is an important learning tool and should be taken care of appropriately. The district provides a case that should be used at all times to help protect the device. Limited insurance is provided by District 191 for accidental damage. Here are some general guidelines for properly using your Chromebook:

  • Bringing a fully charged Chromebook to school each day.
  • Students are encouraged to bring Chromebooks home each night, even if it's just to charge it.
  • All district labels and barcodes must remain on the equipment.
  • Chromebooks must remain free of any personalization, but students may decorate the protective case provided
  • Keep your Chromebook in a safe space at all times to avoid theft or damage. Chromebooks should not be stored in a vehicle for security and temperature control reasons.
  • The screen is the part most susceptible to damage, so pay particular attention to its care. Use your hand or a stylus only to manipulate the touch screen and clean it only with a soft, dry microfiber cloth.

More about Caring for Your Chromebook

Technical Support

Burnsville High School has an ongoing partnership with The Geek Squad to provide technical support service for Chromebooks. The Geek Squad Help Desk is located in the BHS Media Center and will be run by Geek Squad Agents as well as BHS students in our IT Pathway courses. Technical support will only be provided during school hours.

Similar technical support will be available through the district at all middle schools and Burnsville Alternative High School.

Do not take district-owned Chromebooks to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance.

Acceptable Use Guidelines

Students are responsible for ethical and educational use of technology, for adhering to the District 191 Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), and for following Copyright and Plagiarism laws.

Creating a community of productive, ethical and successful digital citizens is a top priority for District 191. Ongoing Digital Citizenship information and lessons are provided to all students. Common Sense Media is an excellent resource for more information. 

More about Acceptable Use Guidelines

More Complete Chromebook Information for Parents & Students

Summer Chromebook Support

If you have any Chromebook problems over the summer, they should be fixed only by district tech support. Do not take your Chromebook to another repair place. 

You can make an appointment on the Summer Chromebook Support Calendar.

Hours: 8-11 am on Mondays and Thursdays

Location: BHS Media Center