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1:1 Learning

This is the site for all information related to the 1:1 learning initiative.

  • MacBooks are distributed to all students in grades 9-12 for use in school and at home.  (started fall of 2015)
  • iPads are distributed to all students in grades 6-8 for use in school and at home. (started fall of 2012)
  • Grade-level sets of 25 iPads were purchased for each grade k-5 at the elementary to be used during school hours.

Resources:
Acceptable Use Policy - adopted by the board on July 16, 2012
CyberSafety PowerPoint presentation as PDF (presented at parent informational meeting)

Help Desk:

  • The media center desk at the MS/HS will be the primary location for any extra iPads that may be needed for checkout. It will also be the primary place for students to log concerns about their iPads. The media center associate will notify Mr. Corbin (technology director) about issues that need his attention.
  • The media center desk will be staffed from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM on regular school days. On early dismissal days, the desk is open until 1:45 PM.
  • Outside of school hours, students, parents, and staff are encouraged to email Mr. Corbin for any technology concerns. He will plan to reply within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • First, please review the Acceptable Use Policy located above. It contains a great deal of information about the use and care of the iPad.
  • Second, we are developing a list of FAQs as they arise. Please send questions to Jason Ellingson, superintendent, or Kris Corbin, technology director.

What are some apps that students can download at home that the school would consider appropriate?
The school district supports apps that have a clear educational value. Some examples include e-reader apps such as Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. Other appropriate apps include graphing calculators, e-printer apps, and educational support apps. If you have questions, please contact Kris Corbin, technology coordinator, at 515-387-1115 or kcorbin@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.

Are students are able to print at home?
Students are able to print at home. You will need to have a wireless printer for printing access. Please check the iPad general settings as well as your printer’s specific wireless instructions.

How do students lean in the same way if they lose their iPad due to disciplinary consequences?
The district has had a technology code of conduct in place before the iPad initiative, so teachers are prepared to provide alternate assignments to support the learning of students while they do not have access to their iPads.

What should students do with their iPads if they are out for athletics?
Students should not plan to take their iPads to athletic competitions. The district has spoken with the coaches, and the coaches support this arrangement. Students should keep their iPads locked in their lockers are checked in at the media center.

What is the monthly cost to charge an iPad?
The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities. By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21 and a refrigerator runs you $65.72 in the U.S.

Can they leave it at the media center to be charged?
Yes, students can leave their iPads in the media center for charging. The school will also have "charging stations" for students to access in the morning and during school hours.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Daily Announcements

    November 21th, 2019

    Day 62

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

    NO coffee and cocoa with the counselor Friday

     

    Please check the lost and found; it’s over-flowing.  Whatever is still there after Thanksgiving will be washed and donated.

     

    JUNIOR CLASS MEETING

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND 

    DURING LUNCH

    MS. ROBINSON'S ROOM 

     

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    Today’s Activities/Info:

    School Board Meeting @ 6:00

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    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place

    LOTS of opportunities to win awards and scholarships for your art, writing, and other creative talents. https://www.artandwriting.org/ Questions?  Assistance?  See Mrs. Staudt.  Deadline is December 1, 2020Steph

    Hudson is putting together an AAU Volleyball team for 7th/8th grade girls again this year. If your daughter is interested, please email hudsonstephie@gmail.com

     

    ********** C-M Leo's Food Pantry Stocking Stuffers ********

    Blake Huntrods is doing a 4-H citizenship project for the Collins-Maxwell Leo's Food Pantry. He would like to receive some donations for the age groups below and assemble the stockings for the kids within the Collins-Maxwell School District. If you would like to donate, drop off items at Toot's Cuttin Parlor, the School Offices, or with Blake Huntrods. He also set up an Amazon wish list for items that he thought the kids might like and fit in a stocking. The url is : https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1UVUFWALG7LG?ref_=wl_share

     

    ** Ideas for elementary: books, coloring books, action figures, hair accessories, chap stick, lotion, games, pens/pencils, crayons, mini legos, sock gloves, and hats.

    ** Ideas for Junior High and High School: Perfume, cologne, nail polish, jewelry, hair accessories, make up, tooth brushes, tooth paste, pens/pencils, chap stick, lotions, ear buds, beef jerky, hand sanitizer, wallets, socks, gloves, and hats.

    Deadline: December 9th.

     

     

    Attention any 9-12th graders interested in DMACC. They will be on campus December 12th from 2:15-3:00 located in the Commons. 

     

    ESPORTS FIELD TRIP RESCHEDULED

    Due to a conflict the Esports field trip will now be on December 3rd. 

     

    Esports Club Members stop in the library this week to pick up a permission form for the field trip to Grandview. You will also need to have your teachers fill out the assignment sheet for the classes you will miss during the field trip. We will return to school by 11:15 on the 14th. Permission forms are due to Mrs. Goering by the 7th. 

     

    Students and Parents: Spring Registration for DMACC courses is starting now. For the students that are taking courses please come see Ms. Martin. An email has been sent to all 9-12th graders. 

     

    PBIS Store for 10th-12th Grade Students:

    10-12th Grade students can receive PBIS points in the form of the tickets. Each ticket a student receives counts as 10 points in the store. You need to have the tickets with you when you come to the store. 

     

    Graduation orders from Jostens:  Please send these directly to Jostens at the contact information listed on the order form.  Do not return these to the school.

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    Upcoming Athletic Events

     

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    Counselor Corner:

    The Food Pantry needs your help. We are looking for volunteers to help set up and pass out food on these days. HS students, this would be a great time to receive Silver Cord hours. Teams and clubs are welcome to help as well. 

     

    Food Pantry Hours: 3:30-6:00 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month)

    Set up starts at 3:00 and usually takes about 20 minutes.  

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