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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

    February 20, 2017

    Day 118

     

    ***Parents*****Iowa Assessments will be given on February 20th and February 22ndParents can help prepare students for the assessment by supporting them at home in striking a healthy, effective balance between homework, extracurricular interests and activities, nutrition and rest.

    Your cooperation and support are appreciated!  The staff at Collins-Maxwell values the successful partnership we have with you in the education of your child.

     

     

    ***Parents please make sure you have signed up for a student led conference time. If you did not receive an email from a staff member with the link to the sign up genius, please let me know.

     

     

     

    1. SENIORS:  THIS WEDNESDAY YOU WILL HAVE THE GIFT OF AN EXTENDED LUNCH FROM 11:15-12:10.  MR. NELSON IS ALSO APPROVING THAT YOU MAY HAVE DRIVING PRIVILEGES IF WE HAVE PARENTAL PERMISSION FIRST.  PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND HAVE PARENTS CALL OR EMAIL GIVING PERMISSION PRIOR TO RIDE OR DRIVE WITH A FRIEND. ALL CALLS/EMAILS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3 PM TUESDAY OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE OR RIDE WITH SOMEONE ELSE. IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR OPEN NOON PRIVILEGES FOR ANY REASON, YOU DO NOT GET THIS EXTENDED LUNCH.

     

     

     

     

    2. This year’s Dinner Theater (formerly known as Lasagna Dinner) will see a few changes. Join the Collins-Maxwell Music Department for an evening of music and dining. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased in the Middle/High School Office. Dinner tickets are $10, with bleacher seats for $5. Checks can be made payable to Collins-Maxwell Music Boosters. Doors will open at 5:30, with dinner served at 6:00 and performances to follow. Menu will be:

    Pasta Buffet

    Garlic Bread

    Salad

    Dessert

    Beverages

     

     

     

    3. Retired Georgetown University professor, Dr. Frank Seydel, will be providing tutoring services during Tuesday school from 1:30-3:30 for middle and high school students.  Dr. Seydel's expertise is in math and science. We hope this will be a semi regular opportunity for our students. If your student is interested please have them report to the ICN on Tuesdays at 1:30 or email Mrs. Allen to make arrangements. 

     

     

     

    4. ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS PLANNING TO BE OUT FOR TRACK & FIELD

     - We will have voluntary workouts this week, check with Coach Billerbeck for more details

    - We will hold our preseason meeting Wednesday after school - Meet in the East Gym for sweat checkouts. Bring your laptop. National History Day students you will stay and present.  

    - Team practice will start Monday, February 27 at after school in Baxter!

     

     

     

     

    5. HS Girls track preseason meeting will be Wednesday Feb.22nd, with practice starting Feb.27th.

     

     

     

     

    6.  PIE will be hosting their annual Elementary carnival on February 24th from 6-8.  This will be in the Collins school.  Students, you can earn Silver Cord hours. If this is something you would like to do, please see Mrs. Allen.

     

     

     

    7. In the office is a sign up sheet for the All Male Dance group for Spring Show this year. Spring Show is March 25th. It’s important you get in here and sign up so they know how many guys to expect.

     

     

     

    8.  Seniors will be selling pizzas for after prom fundraiser, if you would like to buy a pizza please contact them or Mrs. Jones in the Media Center.  Seniors if you haven't got an order form or have lost yours, please see Mrs. Jones she has more.  Let's get every senior to sell 10 pizzas by 2/22/17!!

     

     

     

    9. Two more Discover DMACC Days focusing on Education and Engineering are coming up...March 23rd and March 29th.  See Mrs. Allen for more info!

     

     

     

     

    10. ***CMB MS Softball Pitching Clinic!*** 

     

    Who:   Any 7th and 8th grade girls interested in pitching!

    What:  Pitching Clinic with Laurie Gowdy, former Simpson All American pitcher! 

    Where:  Baxter Gym (West) 

    When:  12:45-2:30 Sunday, March 12, 19, and 26th. 

    Needs:  Please contact Coach Berry to reserve a spot! We will accept pitchers through March 3rd.  Hope to see you there! (dberry@baxter.k12.ia.us)

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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