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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
    October 23, 2019
    Day 41

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

     

       
     

     

    Today’s Activities/Info:

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

    * All middle school and high school boys that are going out for basketball need to attend a meeting in Mr. Stover's room this Friday during WIN Time. 

    *  All middle school and high school girls that are going out for basketball need to attend a meeting in Ms. Charron's room this Friday during WIN Time.

    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.

    PBIS store will be open for all students on Friday, October 25th during WIN. It is located upstairs in Mrs. Heward’s Room.

    Upcoming Athletic Events

    * Varsity Cross Country State Qualifying Oct. 24 @ Marshalltown Community College, 3:00

    * Varsity Football vs. Melcher Dallas Oct. 25 @ home, 7:00

    Hat Day is this Friday.  You may sign up in the office between now and Thursday. The cost is $1.00 to purchase a sticker that allows you to wear a hat this Friday. This fundraiser is sponsored by the E-Sports Club to purchase adaptors for our TV's.

    If you are a visual, literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15 and 18 or in
    grades 10-12, you could win a cash award of up to $10,000.  Take classes with accomplished
    artists, become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the arts, receive a lifetime of professional
    support.  Apply to youngarts.org/competition.  Questions?  Email:  apply@youngarts.org or see
    the flyer outside Mrs. Staudts classroom.

    The Iowa Senate, House of Representatives, and Legislative Services Agency invite Iowa high school juniors and seniors to apply for Page positions for the 2020 session of the Iowa General Assembly.  Serving as a legislative page is a great opportunity for students.  Included in this email is a link https://www.legis.iowa.gov/careers to the online application.  The application forms can be found here:  https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/careers/positions/6EAB05A4-621B-4817-8A3D-50247F998E79.pdf.

    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.

    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. 

    Need Silver Cord Hours?

    Light the Night @ Methodist Church 

    October 30th from 5:30-7:30 

    Games are provided and it will be held inside.

    Please contact Mary Fullerton for more information

    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.                           

    See Ms. Martin for criteria to be able to take a DMACC course 

    Registration starts Monday October 7th

    Deadline is November 15th

     

     

     

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