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Luis Vera

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Woolgoolga High School
Digital Education Revolution

Year 9 – 2010 What’s happening at Woolgoolga HS..

Laptops have arrived.

Issued to Yr 9 as soon as possible

Theirs whilst at a State school in NSW

Theirs to keep after completing Yr 12, after meeting ALL conditions.

Some staff have laptops. More will be issued in the future. The Laptop Features of the Laptop
Manufacturer Lenovo
Processor Intel® Celeron ULV Processor U3400, Dual Core 1.06GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB (Intel Calpella 32nm)
RAM 2GB DDR-3 1333MHz Memory
Hard Disk 160GB 5400rpm HDD
Video card Intel® HM55 chipset 500MHz graphics
Screen 11.6” HD (1366 x 768) Anti-glare LED Backlight Display
Camera 640 x 480 (0.3MP) pixels integrated CCD with enhanced low light performance
Battery 6 Cell Li-Ion battery (2.8Ah)
Keyboard ISO full size 84 key keyboard with integrated spill resistance
Colours Rainforest Green (Students) Black (Teachers)
Networking 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Port
Wirelesss Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n supporting 5Ghz spectrum
Bluetooth Bluetooth Version 3.0 + HS
USB ports 3 USB (inc. 1 powered)
Video ports VGA Port, HDMI Port Audio ports Built-in Mic-in/headphone out
Card reader 4-in-1 Multicard Reader
Weight 1.5kg with 6-cell battery
Dimensions 280mm x 188mm x 127mm
Installed OS Windows 7 Enterprise Edition
Productivity Suite – Windows Office Enterprise
Creative Suite – Adobe CS4
Audio Editing – Audacity 1.2
Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 8
IWB Applications – SmartBoard Suite
Encyclopaedia & Dictionary – Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2009
Mathematics – Microsoft Maths, Geogebra
Music - LenMus Phonascus, MuseScore
Art & Design – Google SketchUp 7
Other Learning Tools – Google Earth, Dia, Debut Video Capture software, Freemind,
Multimedia – Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player Will students be taught how
to care for their laptops?

Students will receive guidance on good laptop care – this includes ergonomics, use of an external monitor/keyboard/mouse for extended use.

Students will be encouraged to:
• Keep the laptop safe.
• Take care when using and charging. Laptops should not be placed on or under soft items such as pillows or on carpet, as this may cause the laptop to overheat and could result in damage. What if you already have a computer at home? 

You will be using your laptop in class each day and are expected to continue your work at home. You should continue working on their laptops at home using the same files and software you are using at school. Bringing the laptops to school each day with a fully charged battery the same as text books for class. What happens if your laptop breaks?

Let the school TSO know as soon as possible. Laptops and batteries are covered by a manufacturer's warranty. The warranty covers manufacturer's defects and normal use of the laptop. It does not cover negligence, abuse, malicious or accidental damage. What happens if the laptop is accidentally lost or damaged?

If the laptop is accidentally lost or damaged, you should tell the school TSO as soon as possible. You will need to complete and sign a Laptop Incident Report and a Statutory Declaration outlining the facts. The declaration will need to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or a solicitor. The student will then be issued with a replacement at the discretion of the Principal. What happens if the laptop is stolen or vandalized?

If the laptop is stolen or vandalized, you should tell the police and the school as soon as possible. If out of school hours, you should notify the school the next school day.
The police will give you an official report number . You'll need this number before a replacement laptop can be provided. You will need to complete and sign a Laptop Incident Report. If the broken/missing/stolen laptop is several years old will the replacement be a newer current model?

No. The replacement laptop will be exactly the same model, colour and technical specification as the laptop it will be replacing. A laptop reserve has been created for this purpose. IIf the laptop is lost, damaged or stolen, what will happen to your schoolwork?

It is your responsibility to regularly save a copy of your schoolwork, also known as 'backing up' your work. How should I back up my work?

Regularly backing up work is your responsibility. You should save your work to your online storage area called 'My Locker'. (K:\ Drive)
At Home you can back up using a memory stick (USB drive), or an external hard disk drive. What's to stop an unscrupulous student selling their laptop and then claiming it has been stolen?

All laptops have extensive hardware and software security measures. These security measures will remotely disable stolen laptops and will help to track and prosecute thieves. As soon as any laptop is stolen or lost, the school will lock it down. When the laptop is connected to the internet, even with a new operating system, it will report its location Will I be safe carrying an expensive laptop to school?

You will be encouraged to keep your laptop in your school bag when travelling to and from school – using the plastic case provided. Anti-theft measures installed on the laptop remove the incentive to steal the laptop, helping to protect you. What happens if I forget to bring my laptop to school ?

Forgetting the laptop will be the same as leaving textbooks at home. You can participate in the lesson but perhaps not as fully as otherwise. Repeatedly leaving a laptop at home or bringing it uncharged could lead to a warning or losing the right to take the laptop home. Can I access the internet anywhere with their school laptop?

You can access the internet at school. School networks are wireless, which means within a certain geographical boundary (usually classrooms, the library and the school grounds), students are able to use their laptop to login to the school portal without needing to plug in any cables. Am I protected when using the internet at school? What about at home?

You are protected when using your laptop at school and at home by filters that block inappropriate internet material. A record of every website that you visit is kept and can be investigated if necessary. What about cyber-bullying and internet chat room protection with the Laptop?

The Bluecoat internet filter system blocks all social networking and chat sites.
Naturally we cannot control your home computer use, which is under parental control. All students were required to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement for school computer use. One of the policies in this agreement is that they must not involve themselves in any sort of cyber-bullying/harassment. This is outlined on the back of the Digital Education Revolution – Laptop user Charter that the Parent and student must sign to allow the student to be given a laptop. Do I actually own the laptop?

No. The laptop owner is the School as the DER representative. Whilst the student is in a NSW Public School, the laptop is “on loan” to the student. Any breach of the laptop user charter, eg the student not obeying the teachers instructions and playing games during class, will result in the laptop being taken off the student as part of the disciplinary process at the school. The laptop MUST be RETURNED to the school TSO if the following occurs....

The student leaves school before completing Yr12 and attends TAFE

The student leaves school before completing Yr12 for full-time employment.

The student leaves school and enrols in a private school.

The student leaves school and enrols in a school not in NSW. Can I customise the laptop?
Yes, the student is able to customise the background screens and an external coloured skin will be provided that can be put on the laptop so that the student can then draw on the skin sticker to help personalise their laptop as their own. Under what circumstances will parents need to pay for repairs to or replacement of the laptop?

The laptop warranty covers manufacturer defects under normal use of the laptop. It does not cover negligence, abuse, accidental or malicious damage. E.g. Damage caused by spilling coffee on the laptop is not covered. Accidentally stepping on or kicking the laptop after lying on the floor to do some work with the laptop is not covered. This is negligence and cannot be covered under warranty, as such the parent or guardian will be required to cover all repair costs of the laptop. Who will be available to help me?
Our Digital Education Revolution (D.E.R.) Technical Support Officer, Luis Vera, will help resolve technical problems under normal school usage.

*Your classroom teacher
*fellow students and friends. The Technical Support Officer for the laptops, is responsible for the software and hardware support of the laptop for school use only. But NOT physical or warranty repairs.
The TSO is NOT responsible for any issues which occur outside of normal school usage. E.g. – unable to connect the laptop to your home internet or home printer or can’t play games, issues with internet filter restrictions. What you need to do…..

Parent/Carer and Student need to read carefully then sign the Digital Education Revolution – Laptop User Charter and return it to the school by the due date.

Also take into consideration all the issues we have covered in this presentation – especially costs of repairs/replacements that are not covered by warranty Our expectations

Students will bring laptops to school every day
Laptops will be fully charged every night
Normal discipline procedures will be applied for inappropriate use The Digital Education Revolution

The DER is a Federal initiative.
Prime Minister promised Students Yr 9 – 12 access to a computer.
The laptop program is NSW DET’s implementation of that promise.
Laptops will be rolled out each year to Yr 9 students until 2012.
By 2012, all students in Yrs 9 – 12 will have a laptop.
The program also includes a high speed wireless network, laptops for staff, staff training and technical support. Can the students only have use of the laptop at school?
If the parent would prefer that the student only have use of the laptop during school hours, this can be arranged. The student would then be required to “Check out” the laptop before their first class of the day and then ‘Check-in” the laptop before leaving the school at the end of the day.
A letter to the Principal stating this choice will need to be provided to the school. All hardware and software support problems with the DER Laptops need to be reported to the TSO. The laptop is NOT to be taken to the local computer shop or anyone else.
The TSO will be available from 8am to 4pm on normal school days.
There is no after-hours or home support. If the laptop needs warranty or non-warranty repairs, then it is organised by the TSO to be sent away to the official contractor who is responsible for repairs. The repair time can take several weeks, so during this time the student will be able to use another laptop, exactly the same, “On Loan” from the TSO, while the original laptop is being repaired. Understand the costs of ownership of the laptop and the policies within the User Charter.

If a signed form is not returned, then the student will not be given a laptop.
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Digital Education Revolution

Year 9 - 2011
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