Chromebook Distribution - Class of 2019

posted Aug 27, 2015, 12:22 PM by Karen Trenosky   [ updated Aug 27, 2015, 12:23 PM ]

Student in the freshmen class of 2019 will be given their Chromebook at the parent-student meeting on Monday, August 31, 2015. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the BUHS Auditorium. All students and parents must attend in order to collect your Chromebook.

Chromebook Summer Collection

posted Jun 4, 2015, 12:21 PM by Karen Trenosky

To BUHS Class of 2018,

The technology department will be collecting your Chromebook, charger and case for the summer in order to do inventory and repairs. Collection will take place on Monday, June 15 after 12:00pm OR Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00pm. A collection table will be setup in the front lobby and we will document your drop-off and any missing hardware. A letter is being mailed home to parents in the next few days to notify your parents that collection is taking place. 

You may choose to drop off your Chromebook on or before Monday, June 15th to my office if you do not need it for your final exams. If you are absent from either of the drop-off dates and do not return your Chromebook, you will need to speak with me or your House Administrator.

Remove all decorative stickers or decorations before you drop off the Chromebook. Please bring us your case and charger.

If you are scheduled to take summer school classes or an advanced English course, you have the option to keep a Chromebook for the summer. We will issue you new paperwork and have you verify that you have it in your possession for the summer. Please check in with me on Monday, June 15 or Tuesday, June 16 so I can verify your need for summer use.

Please remember to drop off your Chromebook. We will redistribute Chromebooks at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. If you have any questions, see me or your House Office.


Digital Glossary: For parents, teachers and students!

posted Apr 14, 2015, 11:55 AM by Karen Trenosky

Not sure how to decode your teens’ shorthand in the digital world? Feel like you need to brush up on the latest digital apps? Still think that MySpace is the right space?

We've got you covered with the Common Sense Digital Glossary FTW. READ ALL ABOUT IT RIGHT HERE.

For more resources that help parents, kids, and educators thrive in a world of digital technology, visit our Parent Concerns pages and Connecting Families program.

Digital Bytes

posted Nov 7, 2014, 7:56 AM by Karen Trenosky   [ updated Nov 7, 2014, 7:57 AM ]

A new website has emerged called Digital Bytes. What is Digital Bytes all about?

Digital Bytes is all about how you can explore and influence the digital world in which you live. 
Many kids have inspired/impacted the digital world in a big way...
            • Seniors, known as the West High Bros, make the world a kinder place "one word at a time."
            • A 9-year-old inspires imaginations globally with his cardboard magic.
            • Erika used YouTube to take a stand and become a leader in the Dreamer movement.
These kids have found their voices. When is yours going to be heard? Be part of a real conversation and show us what you've got.

Common Core and Technology

posted Oct 22, 2014, 11:40 AM by Karen Trenosky   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 11:45 AM ]

What does it mean if my kid's school is using "Common Core-aligned" technology? Find the answer here: CLICK!

Class of 2018: Chromebook Parent Survey

posted Oct 9, 2014, 7:52 AM by Karen Trenosky   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 7:54 AM ]

To Class of 2018 Parents,
Please take a moment to complete this short survey about the Chromebook 1:1 Program. Your feedback is important to us. You can access the survey below. Thank you for your time and commitment to this program.

Chromebook Parent Survey

13 Free Assistive Technologies

posted Sep 26, 2014, 11:27 AM by Karen Trenosky   [ updated Sep 26, 2014, 11:27 AM ]

From the National Center for Learning Disabilities

A limited budget doesn’t have to stop you or your child from getting some of the best assistive technology available to help people with LD. These free resources will help you stretch your dollar while getting geared up for the new school year. Better yet, some of them may already be in your pocket—we’ve included features built into common devices like the iPhone and iPad that can be helpful for people who struggle with reading, math, organization and more.

Looking for more free and low-cost technology solutions? Check out our suggested apps for students with dyslexia and reading difficultiesdysgraphia and writing difficultiesdyscalculia and math difficulties, and for help with organization and study skills.

If you find an app that you want downloaded onto your Chromebook, check in with Ms.Trenosky and she can assist you!

Click here to

What is a Maker Party?

posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:22 PM by Karen Trenosky

Since its inauguration in 2012, Mozilla's annual Maker Party has become a global celebration of making and learning on the Web. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organizations, and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels to teach the Web. From getting the hang of HTML to building robots to learning about remix culture using paper and scissors, people have come together to joyfully explore the culture, mechanics, and citizenship of the Web. All this takes place across various types of spaces. Individuals are teaching and learning the Web in hundreds of classrooms and cafes, libraries and living rooms, parks and community spaces. READ MORE...

California Legislature passes stiffest U.S. bill to protect K-12 students' online data

posted Sep 12, 2014, 11:55 AM by Karen Trenosky   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 11:56 AM ]

California Legislature passes stiffest U.S. bill to protect K-12 students' online data

By Sharon Noguchi

POSTED:   08/31/2014 03:39:02 PM PD
UPDATED:   09/01/2014 10:21:31 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO -- Trying to protect children from marketers, identity thieves and predators, California could establish the nation's toughest protections of student privacy and forbid the sale and disclosure of schools' online student data.

Read full article from the San Francisco Mercury

Digital Drama: What to watch out for this school year.

posted Sep 9, 2014, 10:00 AM by Karen Trenosky   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 10:00 AM ]

Kids heading into middle or high school? Get clued in to the latest tech tools and trends that might stir up trouble.

Photo care of: www.commonsensemedia.org

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