In all District 191 schools and in age-appropriate ways, students use personal learning devices that provide access to high-quality learning resources and give them the ability to create digital and multimedia projects to showcase their learning. This is made possible thanks to the voter-approved Vision One91 referendum.
Students use varying models of Chromebooks depending on grade level. These devices are lightweight and inexpensive, and provide students access to the internet, their Google accounts and other web-based applications, including district resources such as Seesaw and our online learning system, Schoology.
Grades 6-12: Students are each given a Chromebook that they use in school and take home each day for their personal academic work (one-to-one). Except when a student moves from 8th grade to high school, students also keep their Chromebooks over the summer. The device that students receive includes a touch-screen along with a keyboard so it also acts as a tablet.
Grades 5: Chromebooks are used on a one-to-one basis, with responsibility for and access to the device growing over the year. Students do not keep the devices over the summer before entering 6th grade.
Grade 4: Chromebooks are available in classrooms at a one-to-one ratio. Students do not take the devices home.
Grades K-3: Chromebooks are available in classrooms at a ratio of two students to one device (2-to-1). Students in grades K-2 use a tablet version of the device, which is designed to be lighter and easier to use for younger students.
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Receiving Your Chromebook
For Burnsville High School Students
Students who are new to Burnsville High School should pick up their Chromebooks during Orientation in August. 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 will be announced soon.
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 to 6th graders in the first week of the school year. Specific details will be sent out from each school.
New students who are in 7th and 8th grades will be able to pick up their Chromebooks as part of the schools’ orientation events. Specific information will be announced soon.
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.
For Elementary School Students
Students will receive/use their Chromebooks in class. Watch for more information from your student’s school and classroom teacher.
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.
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During the School Year
Tech support is provided in school media centers during the school year, with some support at Burnsville High School being provided by students in our IT Pathway courses. Technical support will only be provided during school hours.
Similar technical support will be provided by staff at all District 191 elementary and middle schools, as well as Burnsville Alternative High School..
Do not take district-owned Chromebooks to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance.
During the Summer
Repair and technical support is available for District 191 student devices at the District Technology Office, located at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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