Updated August, 2017

1:1 Teaching and Learning 

Parent Handbook

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103

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2017-2018


Mission Statement

District 103 Mission Statement: To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.

Technology Department Philosophy

  1. Provide our students with a relevant, technology rich learning environment, including both hardware and software, designed to prepare them for their present learning environment, their academic futures and the world in which they live.
  2. Create and support a technology environment for Lincolnshire-Prairie View SD103 that supports the efforts of the students, faculty, staff and community.
  3. Support the professional technology needs of the faculty and staff through targeted Professional Development while informing them of the most up-to-date practices (CCSS) in educational technology, to help keep them current and their technology instructional initiatives relevant.
  4. Make educational technology purchase decisions rooted in the awareness of the fiscal responsibility of Lincolnshire-Prairie View SD103.
  5. Be a leader and innovator among the Stevenson High School feeder districts in our development of technology initiatives that support real-world collaboration and learning among our students and faculty.
  6. Make technology recommendations that keep the District compliant with all relevant Educational Technology Standards (NETS/AASL): ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act), COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection), PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).

Introduction

The iPad is an incredible tool that helps our students learn in new and exciting ways. Teachers use the iPad to advance their instruction by creating innovative and motivating learning opportunities. Students enjoy using their iPads to collaborate, communicate and interact with classroom activities. The iPad empowers students to take more of a stake in their own learning and provides quicker access to information.

Program Goals


Participation Options

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is committed to celebrating the learning opportunities that a 1:1 learning environment can provide. We continue to be Leaders in Learning by providing access to information that fosters student inquiry and the intrinsic expansion of learning.

SD103 offers different ways to participate in our 1:1 Teaching and Learning program. To see a list of the different participate options, please click below:

1:1 Teaching and Learning Participation Options - School Year 2017-2018

As our 1:1 Teaching and Learning program evolves, we will make updates to these participation options. Especially for our Bring Your Own iPad (BYOiPad) families, please make sure you keep up-to-date with acceptable iPad models.

Rent vs. Bring Your Own iPad (BYOiPad)

This option is great for families that want to guarantee their child’s device aligns with District expectations, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of managing the ongoing needs of the iPad.

   

This option is great for families that feel comfortable purchasing an iPad, all necessary classroom apps, and facilitating device support. As school/classroom needs adjust, families are expected to apply all necessary changes and updates.  

Apps in the Classroom

        

To see a grade level list of our classroom apps, please select one of the options below:


Frequently Asked Questions

Question

Rent

Bring Your Own iPad (BYOiPad)

What if an iPad is damaged or breaks during student use?

The student should tell their classroom teacher immediately.

Students/Families are responsible for damages to district property, including iPads. Families are responsible for up to $50 for the first repair and up to 100% of the cost for any additional repairs.

A loaner iPad will be issued to the student until the broken iPad can be repaired.

The student should tell their classroom teacher immediately.

Students/Families are responsible for 100% of damages to their iPad. LPVSD103 does not assume any responsibility for BYOiPad devices. They are the sole responsibility of the student/family.

A loaner iPad can be issued to the student for up to 10 school days.

What if the device is stolen or lost?

The student should tell their classroom teacher immediately.

If stolen, the family is required to provide a police report. Once provided, the District will replace the iPad.

If lost, the family is responsible for covering the replacement cost.

A loaner iPad can be issued to the student for up to 10 school days.

The student should tell their classroom teacher immediately.

If lost or stolen, the family is responsible to replace the device. LPVSD103 does not assume any responsibility for BYOiPad devices. They are the sole responsibility of the student/family.

A loaner iPad can be issued to the student for up to 10 school days.

Can we install our own stuff (applications, apps, videos, music, etc.) on the device?

No. Apple’s App Store is intentionally turned off on all District owned iPads. The District manages ALL apps (purchases, disbursement and retrieval).

There are no exceptions.

Yes. However it is STRONGLY recommended that parents utilize Apple’s parental controls (a.k.a. Restrictions) to block or limit specific apps and features on their device.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

BYOiPads are also expected to maintain enough hard drive free space to support classroom learning. CLICK HERE to learn more.

What about Internet filtering?

On campus, District 103 filters all web content through our wifi networks.

Off campus, District 103 filters all web content through the device itself.

We utilize a mix of different filtering methods and best practice strategies to ensure our web content is appropriate for District stakeholders.

On campus, District 103 filters all web content through our wifi networks.

Off campus, District families are responsible for filtering their own web content.

How do I clean the device?

Handle your iPad with care to maintain its appearance. Unplug all cables and turn off iPad. Simply wipe iPad’s screen using a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Handle your iPad with care to maintain its appearance. Unplug all cables and turn off iPad. Simply wipe iPad’s screen using a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Will the District provide wireless mice, keyboards or styluses?

No. The District will only provide accessories for specific purposes. Families should purchase any accessories the student prefers or may feel is necessary for specific learning needs.  

No. The District will only provide accessories for specific purposes. Families should purchase any accessories the student prefers or may feel is necessary for specific learning needs.  

What if my child leaves his/her device at home?

Students are expected to be responsible for their device. This includes keeping their device charged and bringing it to and from school. In an emergency and if available, a loaner iPad can be provided.

Students are expected to be responsible for their device. This includes keeping their device charged and bringing it to and from school. In an emergency and if available, a loaner iPad can be provided.