Educational Technology, Device Distribution, & CHAD (Consider Having A Device) at Cresthill
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An important consideration.
In short, they're 1.) inexpensive, 2.) aligned with many of the learning tools that our students already employ (e.g., Google Classroom), 3.) are supported by the district (with purchasing and warranty options), and 4.) have been part of the overall learning culture of our building long enough to build a solid "comfort level" for student and staff usage.
Student Google Accounts
Powerful online learning and teaching.
Students and staff in Douglas County are frequent users of the tools afforded in the Google Suite. If you haven't already, have your student give you a tour of some of the work they are already doing (working on, collaborating on, and saving and sharing) in their district Google Apps account. Ask him or her to sign in here and give it a whirl.
How is this Different?
Than a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Initiative?
Consider this to be an invitation -- rather than an initiative. In looking ahead, we recognize that the best way for us, as a building, to "shore up" the foreseeable technology needs is to invite families to consider purchasing a device for now and for the future. Students are already bringing to Cresthill their own learning devices (e.g., Chromebooks). We would like to extend the invitation for others to do so as well.
The District and The Chromebook
Because we have become so well-versed as a learning community in the Chrome "realm" -- and because these versatile devices are so cost-effective -- we encourage you to consider a Chrome device. Consider the support and warranty aspects as well!
GovConnection Jason Krage
Phone: 800.800.0019 x75528
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the high-flyer questions . . .
Digital Citizenship & the 21st Century Learner
A few thoughts . . .
College and workforce readiness requires that students use 21st Century skills and tools. Almost one in four college students will take an online course, and technology is embedded throughout the workday of many careers.
Our goals at Cresthill Middle School are to...
Students must know how to...
Student 1:1 Initiative (Response to Covid Needs)
In order to support our ever-changing, we will be providing each student (who is in need of technology tools) with a school-owned laptop. This site is where you can find the necessary forms and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that will assist in getting your student a device or laptop. If you have opted to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), please be aware that DCSD (and CMS) will not provide any support or repairs to your device. If your BYOD is not working, please contact Cresthll Technology Support to check out a CMS-owned device for your home use or contact Julie Bach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-387-2800.
Technology Loan: Family/Student Agreement
Please click on the icon to the right.
It is the responsibility of all families and students to read, complete, and sign the accompanying "loaner" agreement. Please complete this document and share it back (either scanned and filled in or filled-in directly) to email@example.com. Please have this form completed as soon as possible and either emailed in or ready to turn in on the 24th or 25th of August. (En Español)