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Chromebook Care & Expectations

Damaged Chromebooks:

Students with damaged or malfunctioning Chromebooks may take them to the ChromeDesk and borrow a device while theirs is being repaired or replaced. A student must have purchased insurance on their device to receive a loaner device or prepaid for the repair.

General Care of the Chromebook:

  • Do not place food or drink near the device.

  • Insert cords, cables and removable storage devices carefully

  • Do not deface the device with writing, drawings, stickers, labels, etc. that have not been approved in writing by Broken Arrow Public Schools

  • Do not place heavy objects on the device

  • Always carry the device with care; the screen should not be open when being carried.

  • Do not lift the device by the screen.

  • Do not store the device where other items can place pressure on the screen (e.g. backpack).

  • Clean the screen only with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth. DO NOT USE CLEANING SOLVENTS OR OTHER LIQUIDS ON THE SCREEN.

  • Do not deface or remove any Broken Arrow Public Schools labeling.

Students will:

  • Use the Chromebook and other district technology resources only for academic purposes.

  • Use Web 2.0 tools as an extension of the classroom while they are at home.

  • Use appropriate language and graphics, whether posting and publishing from home or school, when using blogs, podcasts, email or other communication tools.

  • Use only assigned accounts.

  • Maintain confidentiality about usernames and passwords.

  • Communicate only in ways that are kind and respectful.

  • Remember that making illegal copies of music, games, movies, and other copyrighted material is prohibited.

  • Give credit when using the words or works of others.

  • Prevent damage to the Chromebook by following “General Care” guidelines provided in this handbook.

  • Report the loss or damage of the device immediately to the ChromeDesk.

  • Charge the device at home and have it ready to use every day, every class period.

  • Keep the sound muted or use headphones or earbuds when the noise might disturb others.

  • Students are allowed to set up their home computers with the Google Cloud Print solution.

Students will NOT:

  • Remove any identifying stickers or labels placed in or on the device by the District.

  • Allow other people to use their assigned device.

  • View, use or copy passwords, data, or networks to which they are not authorized.

  • Reveal personal information (telephone numbers, addresses, passwords, etc.) about themselves or others.

  • Leave computers unsupervised or logged in to any District-managed system.

  • Harass, bully or threaten anyone.

  • Use offensive or inflammatory language of any kind.

  • Misrepresent themselves or others.

  • Destroy or damage data, programs, networks or any other system or component of a system owned or managed by the District.

  • Attempt to override, bypass or otherwise change the Internet filtering software, Google Management, or other network configurations.

  • Reset or wipe their device.

Guidelines for Appropriate Use:

With the opportunity afforded by using District technology comes the responsibility to use that technology appropriately. Failure to use District devices, networks or other resources responsibly may result in disciplinary action.

Broken Arrow Public Schools will:

  • Provide a device to enhance the student's learning experience.

  • Filter web content at the school site and filter devices on any network worldwide.

  • Monitor student internet usage.

  • Abide by COPPA, FERPA and CIPA regulations. For more information visit <LINKS>

  • Track and retain stolen devices.

Broken Arrow Public Schools will NOT:

  • Use programs that do not adhere to COPPA, FERPA and CIPA.

  • Access or control student devices remotely.