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Since its implementation in 2013, Shorecrest’s 1:1 iPad Program has been the cornerstone of technology in the Middle School. Students have taken greater ownership of the learning process and have leveraged technology to take an active role in choosing and achieving their personal learning goals.
Teachers and students have found amazing ways to use these tools across the curriculum!
All students in 5th-8th grades use a school-issued iPad.
As digital citizens, members of the Shorecrest community follow a Responsible Use Policy for Educational Technology.
Having school-issued devices ensures that all students have equal access to appropriate technology; that devices meet recommended standards/specifications; that all students are using the same operating system to promote consistency in learning; and that they are using the most up-to-date equipment so that they can run all necessary apps, digital texts, etc.
The biggest benefit for families is that the maintenance of devices is not the responsibility of the family, but the responsibility of the school. Additionally, using school-issued devices allows Shorecrest to customize access to age-appropriate, educational applications by grade level and to support parent requests for additional monitoring of devices.
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Shorecrest has partnered with the online bookstore, eCampus, to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for access to digital texts. At this time, approximately 70% of textbooks and other reading materials such as class novels have a digital option in the bookstore.
Additionally, teachers will utilize other online materials to supplement the curriculum. Links to these materials will be posted through our learning management system, Schoology.
Shorecrest assesses a $375 Technology Fee for students entering 5th - 8th grades each year. The fee covers the cost of the device, an extended warranty, a keyboard case, all educational apps, and management software fees. The Technology Fee is billed in August and is assessed each year of Middle School.
All 5th grade students and students new to 6th and 8th grades for the 2023-2024 school year, along with a parent/guardian will be required to attend an iPad orientation before the start of school. Devices will be issued at iPad orientation. Information regarding orientation will be sent to families in July.
Students in 7th grade will be issued their devices the first week of school.
In addition to receiving the iPad, students will be given their school login credentials, access to our school network, and instructions for downloading apps. The orientation will also cover the school's Responsible Use Policy for Educational Technology (RUP) and student iPad contract.
Students are issued devices for two-year periods. Devices will be collected from all 6th Grade and 8th Grade students in May.
Students in 5th Grade and 7th Grade will have full access to their iPad through the summer until the lease period is over.
Loaner iPads will be issued to students for use during repairs. Families will be asked to cover 100% of the repair cost (approximately $25), up to two repairs/year. The need for a third repair is not covered under the iPad warranty and would be the family's responsibility. Any repair bills would be charged to the student's Shorecrest bill.
If an iPad loaner is needed, students should visit Mrs. Alice Hathcoat in the MS Arts & Sciences building for assistance. Her office is located on the first floor next to the elevator at the main entrance doors. She can also be reached at [email protected].
Shorecrest will have loaner devices available for students in the case of loss or theft. Each case will be evaluated independently to determine liability, if any.
Students will be issued an Apple ID from Shorecrest.
All Shorecrest required iOS apps will be available to download through the 'Self Service' app which is automatically installed on the student's iPad.
At this time, only school-approved apps from 'Self Service' can be downloaded on the student's iPad. The App store is not available to students.
Shorecrest does not offer buy-back options.
Students will use Shorecrest's learning management system Schoology on a daily basis. Students will use this system to upload assignments to their teachers. Additionally, students will be able to 'share' documents and other files with teachers utilizing Google Drive.
Teachers will provide instructions on how to use Schoology at the start of the school year.
Google Drive is a cloud-based document system where students can create and store word documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Files can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and files can also be shared with other students for collaboration.
Yes. Students will be able to print wirelessly to printers across campus.
Students will also be able to print wirelessly to wireless-capable printers at home.
Students will setup iCloud backup services on their iPad at orientation. Once setup, their iPad will synchronize each evening when it is plugged in and on a wifi network. Students can also manually synchronize their iPad at any time. Documents will also be stored within their Google Drive accounts.
Students only have access to approved educational applications available to them through 'Self-Service'. Students do not have access to the general App store.
Parents can use the built-in Screen Time options to add additional downtime, app limits, communication limits as well as content and privacy restrictions. They can also get weekly reports to see how their student is using the device.
Directions for setting up Screen Time:
If you would like assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Anna Baralt at [email protected] for more information or for assistance in setting up Screen Time restrictions.
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