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1:1 Mission and Vision

Mission Statement:

  • New Brunswick Public Schools will prepare, empower, and inspire students to become engaged in their own learning, their environment, and the world.  Students will develop their creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills to innovate solutions to complex challenges. The entire community will collaborate to create a nurturing environment that allows students to reach these goals.
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About the New Brunswick Public Schools  1:1 Chromebook Initiative

  • The focus of the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative in New Brunswick Public Schools is to prepare students for their futures in a world of digital technology and information. As we navigate the 21st century, excellence in education requires that technology, including access to the Internet, be readily available and seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. The primary learning tool of these 21st century students in NBPS schools is the Chromebook, a web-oriented device that provides the opportunity to connect student learning to all the resources and information available online, anywhere at any time. The individual use of Chromebooks is a way to empower students to learn at their full potential, to communicate and collaborate on analytical thinking and problem solving, and to prepare them for high school, college and the workplace. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. To the contrary, teachers are critical to the effective use of technology in the learning process. To facilitate that, we have put in place the support structure to enable our teachers to learn about, implement, and enhance the integration of technology in instruction. Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents, and the extended community. Together, we will reach our goal of using technology and applications to further enhance our instruction; provide project and problem-based learning; infuse critical thinking skills; ask “non-Google-able” questions; and capture those teachable moments in real time.

Forms and Policies

 The policies, procedures, and information contained in this document apply to Chromebooks and all other technology devices used by students within New Brunswick Public Schools. Administrators and teachers may set additional requirements for computer use at their school sites or in their classrooms. The Chromebook and other district-issued devices, email/Google accounts are the property of New Brunswick Public Schools and, as a result, may be subject to inspection at any time.
 
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Parent and Student Resources

Parents are encouraged to provide a safe environment for students to use their Chromebooks at home for school assignments.

 

Parents/Guardians are also encouraged to:

  • Set rules for student use at home.

  • Allow use in common areas of the home where student use can easily be monitored.

  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in student’s use of device.

  • Reinforce the idea that the device is a productivity tool to support learning, rather than used as a form of entertainment.

  • Become familiar with internet safety resources and visit our district Parent Corner below.

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 While working in a digital and collaborative environment, students should always conduct themselves as good citizens by adhering to the following:

 

1. Respect Yourself: I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will use caution with the information, images, and other media that I post online. I will carefully consider any personal information about my life, experiences, or relationships I post. I will not be obscene. I will act with integrity.


2. Protect Yourself: I will ensure that the information, images, and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or a schedule or location of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me while online. I will protect passwords, accounts, and resources.


3. Respect Others: I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to antagonize, bully, harass, or stalk people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites: I will not visit sites that are degrading to others, racist, or inappropriate. I will not enter other people's private spaces or areas.


4. Protect Others: I will protect others by reporting abuse and not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications. I will avoid unacceptable materials and conversations.


5. Respect Intellectual Property: I will request permission to use copyrighted or otherwise protected materials. I will suitably cite all use of websites, books, media, etc. I will acknowledge all primary sources. I will validate information. I will use and abide by the fair use rules.


6. Protect Intellectual Property: I will request to use the software and media others produce. I will purchase, license, and register all software or use available free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase my music and media and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses.


CyberBullying

Cyberbullying is bullying which is carried out through an online service such as email, chat room, discussion group or instant messaging; or through mobile phone technologies such as short message services (SMS). It may also include inappropriate use or distribution of images, videos or audios of another person. Any form of cyberbullying will not be tolerated under any circumstances. If a student accidentally accessed inappropriate content, they should move on without drawing unnecessary attention, and inform your teacher quietly if needed. Students should not access chat-rooms or social networking sites that are not moderated or approved by the district, and should never give out any personal details over the Internet.

 

CHROMEBOOK RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Google Chromebook Help Center

About Google Chromebooks

Device: HP Chromebook G5 14"

Tour Your Chromebook

Connect Your Chromebook

Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

G-Suite For Education Resources

1:1 Success Indicators

The success of our 1:1 program is measured against the skills needed to excel in a rapidly evolving global society.  The notion of what it means to be college and career ready has been reshaped by a world where access and connectivity are becoming ubiquitous.  By placing connected devices in the hands of our students and teachers, they will possess the autonomy to: 

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CREATE

COLLABORATE

EXPLORE

SHARE

 

Indicators of success for the 1:1 program are linked to a student’s ability to create, collaborate, explore and share. Definitions for these core innovative skills are provided below.

 

CREATE

  • Students and Teachers will design or build content in ways not witnessed in the past and offer new product/solutions that will enhance their learning and our community.

COLLABORATE

  • Students will connect with others to build communication in their classroom and with the school community.  Problem-solving will become a collaborative endeavor in which students have to effectively work in teams/groups to come up with new solutions to real world problems.

EXPLORE

  • Students will tackle complex problems by deciphering information and researching, to gather evidence needed to make informed decisions.
SHARE WITH THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
  •  Students and Teachers will communicate ideas to both local and global audiences.

Chromebook Care

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General Care and Precautions

- Chromebook battery must be fully charged before the start of each school day.

- Do not remove the carrying case/protective cover that is provided by the district.

- Do not tamper with the New Brunswick Public Schools logo, identification tag, or asset tag on the Chromebook.

- Vents should not be covered.

- Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the Chromebook.

- Chromebooks and chargers should be kept away from food and drinks, small children, and pets.

- Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, or labels that are not the property of the New Brunswick Public School District.

- Chromebooks must never be left in an unlocked car or any unsupervised area in or outside of school. Unsupervised areas include the school grounds, the lunchroom, bathrooms, unlocked classrooms, and hallways. If a Chromebook is found in an unsupervised area, it should be immediately reported to the teacher or an administrator.

 

 Chromebook Screen Care

The Chromebook screen is particularly sensitive and can be easily damaged if subjected to rough treatment and excessive pressure. Protect the Chromebook screen by following the rules below.

- Do not lift Chromebooks by the screen. When moving a Chromebook support it from the bottom with the lid closed.

- Clean the screen with a soft, dry anti-static, or micro-fiber cloth. DO NOT use window cleaner or any type of liquid or water on the Chromebook.

- Do not lean or place anything on top of the Chromebook.

- Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g., pens, pencils, notebooks).

- Do not place anything near the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.

- Do not wedge the Chromebook into a book bag or place anything in the carrying case/protective cover that will press against the cover as this will damage the screen.

- Do not poke the screen.

 

Carrying Chromebooks

- Carry your Chromebook with the District issued carrying case/protective cover at all times.

- Never carry the Chromebook while the screen is open.

- Do not transport Chromebook with the power cord inserted.

 

Storing Your Chromebook

- Chromebooks should never be left in vehicles or a location that is not temperature controlled.

- Chromebooks should be stored safely at all times, especially during extra-curricular events.

- Chromebooks should never be shoved into a locker, placed on the bottom of a pile or wedged into a book bag as this may break the screen.

- Never store your Chromebook in your backpack with the power cord inserted.

 

Asset Tags and Logos

- All Chromebooks have asset tags attached.

- Asset tags and logos may not be modified or tampered with in any way. Students may be charged up to the full replacement cost of a Chromebook for tampering with a school asset tag logo or turning in a Chromebook without a district asset tag or logo.

- Only labels, decals, stickers approved by NBPS may be applied to the device.

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