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Using the Device

Devices are intended for use at school each day. In addition to teacher expectations for device use, school messages, announcements, calendars and schedules may be accessed using the device. Students are responsible for bringing their device to all classes, unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher.  Students are encouraged to use their device at home for homework, reading e-books, and continued learning.

Apps and Extensions

Students will have access to a variety of online resources including resources accessed through ISD191’s Single Sign On (SSO), the ISD191 Chrome Web Store, and the ISD191 Google Play Store. The district and individual teachers have identified specific resources, including apps and extensions, to support student learning. These resources change based on grade levels. The apps and extensions found in these locations have been vetted by the District Technology Department and are compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  These apps will be available for students to download on their own or when instructed to do so by a teacher. Students in grades 6-8 will not be able to download apps and extensions that are located outside of the ISD191 approved locations.

Sound, Music, Games, or Programs

Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from teacher for instructional purposes.  Students are encouraged to bring a pair of earbuds with a microphone to enable them to more easily view instructional materials and create materials on the device.

Charging the Device’s Battery

Devices must be brought to school each day adequately charged to work throughout the school day. Students need to charge their devices each evening by plugging them into an electrical wall outlet. We recommend setting up a station at home where the Chromebook is stored and charged each evening. Replacement chargers can be purchased in the main office of your school.

Storing work

The District utilizes Google Apps for Education to store and share student work.  Students have the option to utilize any number of free cloud-based options, however, the District cannot be held responsible for the support of these personal, non-district provided services or the data that the students may store on these services.

Home Internet Access

Students are allowed to use non-school wireless networks on their devices. This will assist them with device use while at home. The ISD191 Acceptable Use Policy must be followed while at home while using a district owned device.

Managed Settings

All student devices are managed by the District Technology Department through the use of Chrome Management, a mobile device management system, and our district internet filtering systems. Any attempts by students to circumvent any district management and/or monitoring settings through software restoration or jailbreaking will result in disciplinary action. The device is owned by Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Public Schools.

Devices Left at Home

If students leave their device at home, they are responsible for getting the coursework completed as if they had their device present.  In rare cases, students may check out a device through the building media center which will need to be returned at the end of each school day.