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 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 will receive a Chromebook for use at school and home. The district is prepared to deal with the accidental damage that may occur. Parents will be able to purchase an insurance plan to help cover Chromebook repairs, and there will be an on-site Chromebook repair and support program at the high school, manned by trained students and an instructor. The Chromebooks program will expand to grades 9-12 in 2018-2019, and to grades 6-12 in 2019-2020. 

All district elementary schools will begin offering Project Lead the Way Launch STEM modules in 2017-2018. Each school is being 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. In later years, additional iPad and/or Chromebook carts will be provided to expand use of devices in the elementary classrooms. Unlike the secondary school Chromebooks, the elementary devices will be school-based and not checked out to individual students.

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 

*Bruin Academy and other alternative education programs are NOT included in the take-home program. There are no exceptions to the grade level requirements for students who are homebound, in special education, impoverished, enrolled in virtual learning, etc. During 2017-2018 a student MUST be in 9th grade and all paperwork MUST be submitted to receive a take-home Chromebook.