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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the expectations for student tablet use?

    • Arrive to the first class of the day with fully-charged batteries.
    • Carry the tablet PC in its protective case at all times.
    • Keep the AC Adapter with your tablet at all times during the school day.
    • Maintain an up-to-date back up of all files and notes  stored on the tablet (via “cloud” storage, external hard drive, USB devices, etc.)
    • Employ the tablet as your primary means of taking notes and submitting assignments.
    • Take quizzes, attend discussions, collaborate with peers, etc. as directed by your instructors.
    • Develop and maintain an electronic document management system.
    • Check MyLS (Moodle) daily for updates to assignments, notifications, and calendar items.
    • Participate in DyKnow class sessions when appropriate.
    • Be proactive in resolving issues with hardware/software by taking concerns to the Student Help Desk as they arise.
    • Create professional multimedia presentations and productions and deliver to classmates via projectors or tablets.
    • Use the wealth of information available to you through the tablet as a means for solving problems and thinking critically.

     

  • What are the teacher expectations for classroom tablet use?
    • Encourage students in the application of appropriate technologies to solve problems and think critically.
    • Employ MyLS to facilitate communication with parents and students.
    • Accept digital work in place of printed work whenever possible.
    • Post all assignments, grades, and resources (when possible) to MyLS.
    • Enhance instruction through the use of a variety of media and collaborative tools.
    • Employ to technology to target a wide variety of learning styles.
    • Be vigilant of student computer use by monitoring computers and circulating through the room.
    • Develop assessments appropriate to a one-to-one environment, measuring both quantitative and qualitative skills.
    • Require all note-taking to be done on the tablet.

     

  • Will we still need textbooks?
    • Approximately half of current textbooks are available online or as an electronic document that is included on the student hard drive image.
    • As textbooks are updated with online content, we will continue expanding our collection of e-texts (electronic textbooks) to replace and/or enhance traditional printed textbooks.

     

  • Am I required to have high-speed internet access when not at school?
    • Yes.  Every student must have internet access outside of school in order to complete assignments, check their MyLS accounts, collaborate with teachers and peers, access resources, etc. 

     

  • Can students install programs on the tablet PCs?
    • No.  Students will not be “administrators” of the tablet PCs.  If a software application needs to be installed for educational purposes , students should report to the Student Help Desk for assistance.   (The educational merit of software installation requests will be determined at the sole discretion of the Technology Director.)

     

  • Can the students “IM” and/or access email while at school?
    • At the discretion of the classroom teacher, students may access ONLY their MyLS Gmail and messaging during school hours.  Any use of other email or messaging accounts during school hours is prohibited.

 

  • Can I keep the tablet over the summer?
    • All tablets will receive a new image each summer with any needed software updates, e-texts, etc.  Students must save all files and notes to an external source before turning in the tablet in at the end of each school year.  Once the tablet has been serviced and updated, the tablets will be available for pick up from the Student Help Center.

     

  • What software programs are included on the tablet?
    • As this could vary from year to year, please see the specifications webpage for your graduation class for details.  Generally, at minimum the tablets will include Windows, Office, DyKnow, OneNote, antivrus software, and an Adobe creative software package.

 

  • How do I safely carry the tablet?
    • Tablets must be placed in the protective case provided whenever they are being transferred outside of the classroom.  It is recommended that the case be carried in a backpack with a padded laptop slot.

     

  • What if my tablet breaks?
    • There is Accidental Damage Protection to cover mishaps; damaged tablets should be taken to the Student Help Desk immediately, or as soon as possible.  Loaner machines will be available when needed.

 

  • What if my tablet is stolen or lost?
    • Lost or stolen tablets must be paid for by the parent/guardian.  It is highly recommended that parents purchase a rider policy on their homeowner’s insurance to cover lost or stolen tablets.  Parents may also opt to purchase a computer-tracking program, such as LoJack for Laptops.

     

  • Who owns the tablet?
    • La Salle High School owns the tablet computers.  Students who are in good standing (all tuition, fees, and fines paid) will have the option of buying the tablet from La Salle for a nominal fee upon completing the senior year.

 

  • What if I lose my pen?
    • A new pen must be purchasedThese can be purchased at the Student Help Desk.

     

  • Will my battery last the entire school day?
    • A properly charged tablet with new batteries should last the entire school day.  Power will be available as needed during lunch and before and after school.  It is imperative that students bring their tablets to school fully charged.

 

  • Can I personalize the exterior of my tablet PC?
    • No.  Tablets remain the property of La Salle until graduation and must be treated as such.  All identifying markers on the tablet (bar codes, asset tags, etc.) must not be removed or destroyed.

     

  • Can I pay the tablet fee for all four years upfront?
    • Yes.  Contact the business manager (741-2370) for details.  Tablets remain the property of La Salle High School, even if the tablet fees are paid in advance.

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