FAQs

Dodgeland

Dodgeland

Dodgeland

  1. How and when will the devices be distributed?

Elementary: Devices can be used on the first day of school in elementary classrooms.

Middle School: Devices will be distributed on the second day of school for use in classes but collected at the end of the day (Sept. 2015). A tiered distribution home will be implemented. *Sixth Grade students will be taking their devices home starting Monday, January 25th, 2016.

High School: Devices will be distributed the first week of school in Advisory, provided all paperwork is submitted.

2. Will student take their devices home with them?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

No, elementary iPads stay with the students in school.

Yes, with parent permission.

Yes, with parent permission.

3. How are students and staff being trained for this 1:1 (1 to 1) rollout?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Elementary staff have had ongoing training for the past 4 years on integrating technology into the classroom. There will also be XPD (Extra Professional Development) opportunities throughout the year.

Middle school staff will have ongoing training during their 3rd year of technology integration into the classroom. There will also be XPD (Extra Professional Development) opportunities throughout the year.

High School staff will have ongoing training during their 2nd year of technology integration. There will also be XPD (Extra Professional Development) opportunities throughout the year.

4. Will there be ongoing education for families?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

At the elementary level we share with parents how technology is integrated into student learning through newsletters and pictures posted on the school Facebook page. Some classrooms share online content created by students on classroom Facebook pages or websites as well.

Middle school parents are invited to attend a meeting during the Open House on August 26, 2015 (three meetings times offered) and parents provided a valuable handout (PowerSchool - Schoology- Digital Citizenship & iPad expectations) to promote successful use of technology both at school and home. Ongoing communication via newsletter and postings will be shared with parents.

Parent meetings are scheduled throughout August, 2015 for parents and students to obtain basic knowledge about the 1:1 rollout.

5. What are some basic tablet functions that I should know about?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

N/A

Middle school students have access to their grades via PowerSchool and assignments, calendar and daily announcements via Schoology. All Apps are approved by a teacher and the school district with no monetary cost to parents.

High school students have access to their grades via PowerSchool and assignments, calendar and daily announcements via Schoology. All Apps are approved by a teacher and the school district with no monetary cost to parents.

6. Will the school provide a case and/or accessories for the device?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Yes. Otterbox, device will be housed in a charging/storage cabinet in the classroom.

Yes. Otterbox, charger & cable. iPad, Otterbox, charger & cable need to be returned at the end of each school year.

Yes. Otterbox, charger & cable. iPad, Otterbox, charger & cable need to be returned at the end of each school year.

7. How and where should devices be stored/cared for at home?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

N/A

The iPad should be charged at home nightly so that it arrives to school with the student fully charged each day. Charging and use should take place in a safe and supervised area of the student's home.

If the iPad is charged nightly there is NO reason for the student bring their cord/block to school.

The iPad should be charged at home nightly so that it arrives to school with the student fully charged each day. Charging and use should take place in a safe and supervised area of the student's home.

If the iPad is charged nightly there is NO reason for the student bring their cord/block to school.

8. What is my family's responsibility for loss or breakage in school, out of school or both?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Please refer to school district policy. If the iPad is intentionally damaged, parents will need to pay a $50 fee for the insurance claim repair.

Please refer to school district policy. If the iPad is intentionally damaged, parents will need to pay a $50 fee for the insurance claim repair.

Please refer to school district policy. Intentional damage requires an insurance deductible. A lost or stolen iPad is full replacement cost.

9. Is there an insurance plan for devices bought by families and/or for devices loaned to families by schools or districts?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Apple Care Plus is purchased with iPads. There is a damage fee breakdown that is located in the student parent financial agreement.

10. Is there an acceptable use policy (AUP)? Where can I find it?

Elementary: http://www.dodgeland.k12.wi.us/schools/elementary/Student-Handbooks.cfm

Middle School: http://www.dodgeland.k12.wi.us/schools/high/Student-Handbooks.cfm

High School: http://www.dodgeland.k12.wi.us/schools/high/Student-Handbooks.cfm

Other forms that are signed during eRegistration:

Student and Family Financial Responsibilities

Student Pledge for iPad Use

Student Technology User Agreement

11. What are the school's disciplinary consequences for inappropriate use?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Consequences depend on the details of each individual incident. Consequences may include: after school detention, temporary and/or permanent loss of technology use, requirement to pay $50 insurance claim repair.

Yes. Consequences will be discussed with students in Aspire upon the first day and within each classroom. Ongoing Digital Citizenship will also be taking place throughout the school year with discussion of consequences.

Yes. Consequences will be discussed with students in advisory upon the first day and within each classroom. Ongoing Digital Citizenship will also be taking place throughout the school year with discussion of consequences.

12. How do any disciplinary consequences extend beyond the school day and off-campus?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Possibility of an after school detention

Potentially depending upon the infraction

Potentially depending upon the infraction

13. How will schoolwork be affected if my child loses the privilege to use the device?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

If a student loses temporary/permanent technology privileges then assignments will need to be completed in a different manner without technology use.

The middle school is focusing on the iPad as an instructional tool and therefore loss of the device is one of the last disciplinary consequences. Alternate assignments will be provided if the instructional tool is unable to be used.

The high school is focusing on the iPad as an instructional tool and therefore loss of the device is one of the last disciplinary consequences. Alternate assignments will be provided if the instructional tool is unable to be used.

14. What is my family's responsibility in monitoring what my child does on the device at home?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Elementary students will not be taking their iPads home.

Parents should be fully aware of what their students are doing while working on their iPads at home. We strongly discourage use "behind closed doors". Time limits should be set and students should not take the devices into their bedrooms at night.

*Starting 3rd Quarter (January 2016) there will be a new way the iPads will be filtered at home. It will look exactly it is at school.

Parents should be fully aware of what their students are doing while working on their iPads at home. We suggest use "behind closed doors" should not be allowed. Time limits should be set and students should not take the devices into their bedrooms at night.

*Starting 3rd Quarter (January 2016) there will be a new ways the iPads will be filtered at home. It will look exactly it is at school.

15. Will the device need to be connect to the Internet to complete homework assignments?

District

Although it will be more convenient for students to have internet access at home, it is not necessary. Any work that needs to be done can be downloaded and saved to the iPad prior to leaving school for the day. It can then be accessed and worked on "offline" while at home. Once the student returns to school the completed work can be submitted to the teacher using our network.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

N/A 
 

16. Is the school using a content filter for Internet browsing?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Yes.

Yes and starting January 2016 this filter will be used when the device is off campus also.

Yes and starting January 2016 this filter will be used when the device is off campus also.

17. Is there a way I can have similar filtering options at home?

District

Open DNS is a free filtering system available for home use. You can access it at https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/parental-controls/opendns-home/

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

  Please watch for updates to this for the 2017 school year.  Please watch for updates to this for the 2017 school year.

18. What are the specs and configuration of the device?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

iPad 4th Generation, 32GB iPad Air, 32GB iPad Air, 32GB

19. Can my child and I configure or personalize the device in any way?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Any personalization of student iPads will be supervised by classroom teachers.

All students are expected to have a lock screen with their name and class. This screen can be personalized if school appropriate.

Yes, but there are limitations. There are to be no stickers or decorations added to the Otterbox cases. Personalization of backgrounds is OK as long as school appropriate and meets the district requirements.

All students are expected to have a lock screen with their name and class. This screen can be personalized if school appropriate.

High School students also have the option of setting a Passcode, this makes a lock screen mandatory.

20. What are the expectations around using the tablet at home? Is it just for school work or can my child use it for personal or entertainment reasons?

District

The iPads are issued to students for educational purposes. We anticipate that the devices will help make learning more enjoyable and up to date but they should not be used for games or other activities that will distract students from their studies and school work.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

N/A

Siblings and parents may use the iPad at home with the understanding that only certain apps are allowed on the device. The main purpose is for educational purposes and we recognize this includes parents learning to use the technology. If unauthorized apps are downloaded on the device, the device will instantly lock upon entering the school network and the student may be without the use of the iPad for part of the school day.

Siblings and parents may use the iPad at home with the understanding that only certain apps are allowed on the device. The main purpose is for educational purposes and we recognize this includes parents learning to use the technology. If unauthorized apps are downloaded on the device, the device will instantly lock upon entering the school network and the student may be without the use of the iPad for part of the school day.

21. Who else can use my child's devices?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Students may not share devices with another student.

At school, no other student should use the device except the authorized student. Any school district employee can ask to see a student's iPad.

At school, no other student should use the device except the authorized student. Any school district employee can ask to see a student's iPad.

22. What apps will be preloaded on the devices?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Apps are preloaded by grade levels to align with curriculum.

Apps are determined by the district and the staff. These will automatically be "pushed" to the iPad via the district management system.

If a student is interested in App they need to see the teacher the App would be related to.

Students can only download the Apps on the approved list.

Apps are determined by the district and the staff. These will automatically be "pushed" to the iPad via the district management system.

If a student is interested in App they need to see the teacher the App would be related to.

Students can only download the Apps on the approved list.

23. How will students learn to use the device and apps?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

This is the 3rd year that elementary students have been using iPads, so most students are comfortable; some of them are even iPad experts! Teachers will teach students how to use various apps and features on the iPad throughout the year, integrated with their curriculum.

At the beginning of the school year students receive iPad tutorials in Aspire. The expectation is that they will be learning to use the technology tool in classrooms along with their content teachers.

At the beginning of the school year students receive iPad tutorials in Aspire. The expectation is that they will be learning to use the technology tool in classrooms along with their content teachers.

24. Can we purchase or install apps ourselves on the device?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

No

Only district approved apps are allowed on the iPad. If unauthorised apps are detected on the device when entering the school environment, the iPad will automatically lock up rendering it inoperable. This requires the technology department to unlock and consequences at the school level may be issued.

Even if an App is free it still needs to be on the Approved App list.

Only district approved apps are allowed on the iPad. If unauthorised apps are detected on the device when entering the school environment, the iPad will automatically lock up rendering it inoperable. This requires the technology department to unlock and consequences at the school level may be issued.

Even if an App is free it still needs to be on the Approved App list.

25. Can we download free apps on the device?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Even if an App is free it still needs to be on the Approved App list.

Even if an App is free it still needs to be on the Approved App list.

Even if an App is free it still needs to be on the Approved App list.

26. Will students have email or other accounts?

Elementary: All students have an email account using the following naming convention: firstname.lastname@student.dodgeland.k12.wi.us

Middle School: All students have an email account using the following naming convention: firstname.lastname@student.dodgeland.k12.wi.us

High School: All students have an email account using the following naming convention: firstname.lastname@student.dodgeland.k12.wi.us

27. How can I access or view my child's digital work?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Digital work is completed through a variety of apps online and vary in how they can be shared. Please contact your child's classroom teacher.

Using your Schoology parent access you can view your student's submitted work. Grades and attendance should be monitored through PowerSchool parent access.

Using your Schoology parent access you can view your student's submitted work. Grades and attendance should be monitored through PowerSchool parent access.

28. Will we have access to the school's online content outside of the school day?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

  Students will need to download school content to be used while at school if internet access is limited at home. If internet access exists, then YES you will have access to Schoology and Powerschool through a browser or the App on a student's iPad.  Students will need to download school content to be used while at school if internet access is limited at home. If internet access exists, then YES you will have access to Schoology and Powerschool through a browser or the App on a student's iPad. 

29. What kind of tech support will we have outside of school hours?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Email: tech@dodgeland.k12.wi.us

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 920/386-4404 ext. 1222

30. How can I help support the school with this 1:1 program?

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Ask your child what learning/creating he is doing with his iPad. Feel free to contact your child's teacher.

Check in with your child every day about how the iPad is being used and follow his or her work on Schoology. Digital Citizenship applies to all technology use everywhere. Check school announcements and the web site for adult learning opportunities.

Check in with your child every day about how the iPad is being used and follow his or her work on Schoology. Digital Citizenship applies to all technology use everywhere. Check school announcements and the web site for adult learning opportunities.

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