What is the 1:1 Student Device Initiative at GPS?
Why is GPS going to a 1:1 Student Device Initiative?
Will students be able to take the Chromebooks home?
Why were Chromebooks selected?
The Chromebook needs little, if any maintenance. It is a web based device so there is no need for downloading or installing software and/or updates. The way a Chromebook operates reduces the need for technical support. Student work on the Chromebook automatically saves to the cloud and in particular the Google cloud. This makes it ideal considering GPS is a Google Apps for Education school district.
What is the Student Device Initiative User Fee?
What if I can’t afford the Student Device Initiative Fee?
Will the Chromebook belong to the student?
No. The Chromebook will remain the property of GPS. Students will be assigned a Chromebook just like they would a textbook.
Will the students in grades 9-12 be able to take the Chromebook home over summer break?
No. The Chromebooks will be collected on the last day of school so that they can be cleaned, upgraded with new apps, and repaired if needed.
What happens if the student’s Chromebook stops working?
The GPS Technology Department will be responsible for all repairs on the Chromebooks. A request will be made to the technology help desk and they will be responsible for repairing the Chromebook. Depending on the issue, the student may be provided with a loaner Chromebook while their device is being repaired.
What happens if the student’s Chromebook is physically damaged?
Normal maintenance and repair issues will be covered by GPS. However, when damages are determined to have been caused by not following safety procedures outlined by the GPS Acceptable Use Policy and SDI Handbook, the student will be responsible for all charges associated with the repair or replacement of the Chromebook.