Acceptable Use

EMS Responsible Use Agreement Form

D20 Policies

JS: Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications

IJND-E: Appropriate Use of Technology for Students

 FAQs

​Have a question? Email it to ems-byodinfo@asd20.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 Device Registration

Personal Device Registration

--January 2 8:30-3:30 

 

If you miss the January 2 date and have not registered you device, we will schedule and register devices by team during Eagle Time after Connections week. Students still need to bring and use their device in class every day, even if it is not registered yet.

 

Returning students: if you will be using the same device, and it is already registered in YOUR name (not a sibling's), then you DO NOT need to re-register your device.

 

Come Prepared!

Info you will need to register your device

 

Why We Register Devices

  • Identification of owner and device to help track in case of loss or theft.

  • Approving the device after verifying that it meets minimum ASD20 device specifications (including current virus protection) and that it can connect to our wireless network.

 

8th grade Device REGISTRATION LINK

 

7th grade Device REGISTRATION LINK

 

6th grade Device

REGISTRATION LINK

(not required until January 2018, but if you will be bringing your device this fall, register)

 

You will need to log in to our network first.

 BYOD Meetings

​Parent Information Events

In preparation for 6th grade starting BYOD in January, we are requesting that ALL current 6th grade parents attend our informational Parent night.

  • Meeting for all 6th grade Parents: Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00 -7:00 PM in the cafeteria.

 Device Repair

​If you need to have a device repaired, here are a few places to try.

 

DLM Computer Repair

719-632-5856

DLMcomputerrepair@gmail.com

 

719-510-1144

service@wefixipads.com

 

BYOD

 BYOD @ EMS

Welcome to BYOD @ EMS

In an effort to further integrate technology into our students' learning in line with our building strategic plan at Eagleview, we would like to increase the opportunities that students have to learn by making computers an integral part of their learning with daily dedicated access to technology. We are proud to be one of Academy District 20's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD: A Personalized Learning Initiative) Pilot schools.

 

We started our BYOD program with the 8th grade class of 2015-2016. During the summer and fall of 2015, 8th grade teacher representatives from each team participated in training offered by the District and here at EMS to prepare for this pilot. Starting second semester (January 2016), we required that all 8th grade students have a wirelesss laptop/netbook/tablet device they can bring to school each day and use in classrooms.

 

We implemented BYOD with the 7th grade class of 2016-17 following the same model--students brought devices in January of 2017.  We will implement with 6th grade in January of 2018. As our current 6th grade students will be 7th graders in August, they will start the school year in the fall of 2017 with BYOD devices.

 

Our required BYOD Implementation Timeline:

  • January 2016--8th grade students bring devices
  • August 2016--8th grade students bring devices
  • January 2017--7th grade students bring devices
  • August 2017--7th & 8th grade students bring devices
  • January 2018--6th grade students bring devices.

Of course, students are welcome to bring personal devices prior to these deadlines.

 

 Personalized Learning

Our goal is personalized learning. We hope to prepare our students using a device they can use both at school and at home. Our goal is to make teaching and learning more productive.  Our focus is on learning, not simply the use of technology.  We believe that there are many paths to mastery and students can use technology as a tool to support the way they learn. With the understanding that technology supports learning, the use of technology will be purposeful and relevant to course content. BYOD enables us to move beyond the capacity of traditional computer labs allowing us to incorporate technology into the classroom on demand.

 Digital Citizenship

Internet safety and helping our students become good digital citizens is of paramount importance at EMS! Our staff is committed to keeping our students safe while using the vast collection of educational resources available on the internet. Each quarter, we teach digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media during Eagle Time.

 

Practicing good digital citizenship extends beyond the classroom and into the home. For great resources for your family, visit the links below:

  • NetSmartz.org was created through a partnership between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. They provide age-appropriate resources to teach children how to be safer on- and offline. Info and activities for Parents   Tweens   Teens   and more!
  • BackgroundChecks.org has put together 120 tools and tips to help parents protect their kids online. Their goal is to enable parents to educate their kids about Internet safety in addition to highlighting tools that can help monitor activity and restrict dangerous websites.
  •  Cyber-Safety.com A website dedicated to keeping kids safe in a wired world.
  • SafeTeens A place for teens and parents to learn how to use the Internet safely.

 Parental Controls

Below are some links to resources that explain options for setting parental controls on your home network and devices.

 

From Common Sense Media:

Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls

Privacy and Internet Safety

Parent Concerns

 

From PC World

Setting Up Parental Controls from How-To Geek

 Resources for Learning

Keyboarding

No matter your level, keyboarding skills can always be improved! Create a free account at Typingweb. When you create an account, your progress can be tracked and you can work on lessons related your personal problem keys. Cover your fingers as you work on the LESSONS!

 

Keyboarding Games

onlinetypinggames.org 
Keyboarding Games
Only Typing Games 
Dance Mat Typing
Free Typing Games

Free Typing Game.Net (includes games and tests)

 

 Suggested Equipment

We suggest that you label the charging cable with student name. Silver Sharpies work best.

 

Suggested Equipment  (handy list of device requirements with minimum specifications) Note: Our teachers strongly encourage the use of laptops/netbooks/ChromeBooks over tablets.

 

Antivirus & Anti Malware Products

July 2017 PC Magazine Review of best FREE Antivirus software (with links to download)

Optional Accessories

We strongly encourage students bringing earbuds. (sold in the LMTC). Other suggested accessories are listed on the Suggested Equipment document.

 

Students should bring their charging cables each day. Classrooms have charging stations.

We suggest that you label the charging cable with student name. Silver Sharpies work best. 

 

Software Requirements

Because we will mostly be using Google Suite for Education and other cloud-based applications, there is no required software to purchase and install. We do, however, have a list of free applications we recommend to install.

We recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash, and JAVA.

 

Internet Access at Home

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Basics from CenturyLink

EveryoneOn.org

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BORROW Your Own Device at EMS

If you will need to have your child borrow a device from EMS (even a temporary loaner while yours in being repaired) please fill out the application below.The semester fee for borrowing a device is $25 (waived for short term loaners). We offer two options for borrowed devices: Daily Checkout and Take Home.

 

Applications are confidential.

 

8th Grade BYOD Needs-Based Application

 

7th Grade BYOD Needs-Based Application

 

6th Grade BYOD Needs-Based Application

 Educational Discounts

​EQUIPMENT

 List of links to sites offering educational discounts

 Anti-Theft Applications

​List of links to anti-theft applications and reviews of anti-theft applications.

 

ASD20 and EMS are not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to devices brought to school.

TIP: Put contact information on the lock screen! Create an image file with text like this:

If found, please call XXX-XXX

(or similar message)

 Insurance

 Charging & Printing Expectations

​Students are expected to come to school with their device fully charged and ready to use. Classrooms and other locations will have charging stations for emergency situations.

 

Students will not have access to school printers from personal devices. School computers are available in the LMTC for access to a printer.

 Connecting to our D20 Wi-Fi

If you are running Windows 10 and you have Family Safety turned on for the account being used for BYOD, the computer will not successfully connect to our wi-fi.  Family Safety is enabled either through the cloud through your Microsoft Account, or locally on the computer. To allow it to connect to our District Wi-Fi, either turn Family Safety off in the cloud or locally on the computer (depending on how you set it up). Another option is to create a separate local account (one for home--Microsoft Account, and one for school--local account) that has Family Safey turned off and use that account at school. Our filter is in place at school.

 

Family Safety is not on by default, so if you have not taken action to turn it on, you should be ok as is.

 Troubleshooting Equipment

​PC Troubleshooting links

PC Troubleshooting videos (YouTube)

Mac Troubleshooting links

Mac Troubleshooting videos (YouTube)

iPad Troubleshooting Links

iPadTroubleshooting videos (YouTube)

Tablet Troubleshooting links

Tablet Troubleshooting videos (YouTube)