Chromebooks (BPSCHROMEBOOK.COM)

Chromebooks

The district has provided Chromebooks for student use at several sites. These low-cost mobile computing devices rely on the district's G Suite for Education and Canvas cloud services, giving students filtered internet access with document creation, collaboration, and submission.
Student Chromebook Models & User Guides
  • Chromebook 5190 User Guide under development 
    • Devices first issued in 2018-2019 for members of the Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2022
    • These will be issued at BHS registration 8/6, 7, or 9, but a parent MUST be present
  • Chromebook 3180 for Bruins User Guide 
    • Devices first issued in 2017-2018 for members of the Class of 2021
    • Annual insurance renewal at BHS registration on 8/8; a parent MUST be present for new students to receive a device
    • Parents' FAQ
  • Chromebook 3120 for Bruins User Guide 
    • Devices used in Grades 6-8 English classroom carts in 2018-2019
Internet Training for Students

    Student Computing Initiative

    In August 2016 district voters approved a bond issue to fund a multi-year plan to implement a Student Computing Initiative, including a 1:1 computing rollout for secondary school students. This will eventually provide a Chromebook to each middle school and high school student for use both at school and at home, and expand the availability of devices in the elementary schools.

    Timeline

    In the 2016-2017 pilot year, carts with 20 to 35 Chromebooks were provided to the students in all 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade English classrooms. The students and teachers were able to use the G Suite for Education along with the Canvas Learning Management System in their lessons.

    In 2017-2018 all freshmen in the regular education program received a Chromebook for use at school and home. Parents can purchase an insurance plan to help insulate them from the cost of loss or damage, and there is an on-site Chromebook repair and support program at the high school, manned by trained students and an instructor. The Chromebooks checkout program will expand to grades 9-12 in 2018-2019, and to grades 6-12 in 2019-2020. 

    All district elementary schools began offering Project Lead the Way Launch STEM modules in 2017-2018. Each school was equipped with an iPad cart via a Challenge Grant from the Bartlesville Public School Foundation as well as supplemental funding from ConocoPhillips.

    A second iPad cart will be provided at each elementary school in 2018-2019 as additional STEM modules are added. To ensure adequate support for a state-mandated shift to online testing, two carts with 30 Chromebooks each will be deployed to each elementary school before 2019.

    Unlike the secondary school Chromebooks, the elementary devices will be school-based and not checked out to individual students. In future years, additional Chromebook &/or iPad carts or dedicated room cubbies will be deployed in the elementary schools.

    Technology advances quickly, so this timeline and plan structure is subject to change in order to maximize instructional effectiveness and efficiency.



    BPSD 1:1 CHROMEBOOKS POLICY

    See below for the grade levels included in the 1:1 Chromebooks program during each academic year. Only students at those grade levels can participate, and the student and their parent/guardian is required to:

     Academic YearParticipating Grade Level(s) * 
     2017-2018
     2018-20199-12 
     2019-20206-12 

    For 2018-2019, all students in regular education in grades 9-12 are REQUIRED to checkout and use a school-issued Chromebook. Students in the Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2022 must have a parent present at registration in early August to complete the required paperwork and optionally purchase insurance. Returning students in the Class of 2021 retain their existing Chromebook, but should consider renewing their annual insurance at registration in early August.

    *Bruin Academy and other alternative education programs are NOT included in the take-home program.