Carlingford High School Digital Education Revolution Year 9 2009
The Digital Education Revolution • The DER is a Federal initiative. • Prime Minister Rudd promised Children Yr 9 – 12 access to a computer. • The laptop program is NSW DET’s implementation of that promise. • Laptops will be rolled out each year to Yr 9 students • By 2012, all students in Yrs 9 – 12 will have a laptop. • The program also includes a high speed wireless network, laptops for staff, staff training and technical support.
What is happening • Laptops have arrived • Issued to one Yr 9 class later this week to trial for two weeks before remainder of Yr 9 issued • Theirs while at a State school • Theirs to keep after Yr 12 • A limited number of rooms on the wireless network. More will be added. • Some staff have laptops. More will be issued. • Laptop use in class from Week 3 of this Term.
Top View 1. Integrated Camera 2. Computer display - The colour display with TFT 3. Power button (Use the Power button to turn on the computer.) 4. Microphone (built-in) 5. (Not used) 6. Wireless device switch
Bottom View 1. Battery latch - spring loaded (To remove the battery) 2. Battery pack 3. Battery latch – manual
Side Views Front 1. System status indicators - The system status indicators show the current status of your computer. 2. Speakers - Built-in speakers for rich powerful sound. Left 1. Fan louvers - The fan louvers allow warm air to exit the computer. 2. AC power adapter jack - Connect the power adapter here (AC adapter only) 3. VGA port 4. Multi-media reader slot 5. USB 2.0 port
Side View Right 1. Not included 2. Headphone jack (external) 3. Microphone jack (external) 4. USB 2.0 port 5. LAN port 6. Security keyhole - You can purchase a security cable and lock to fit this keyhole. Before purchasing any security product, verify that it is compatible with this type of security keyhole. (Example: Kensington Lock)
Issues • Charter must be signed and returned before laptop is issued • Must know DET username and password for issuing • Recording features used in an appropriate way • Bring power cables to school • Return to school when on extended leave
Who to get help from? • Technical Service Officer (TSO) – will help resolve technical problems including hardware faults. Richard Norrie • TSO – for passwords (school and portal), software usage and anything else associated with the laptops. • Your classroom teacher.
Safety & Security • Hard case • Theft – police reports, Tracking and lock down options • Provisions for damage (spare machines) • Stickers to personalise • Backing up • My locker
Our expectations • Students will bring every day • Laptops will be fully charged every night • Aim to replace student diaries for Years 9 and 10. A digital diary will be trialled this year. • Normal discipline procedures will be applied
What will lessons be like? • Will change over time when we have full network • Use of software like OneNote to turn into an exercise book • Similar initially