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The Tablet Certification Form...
...formerly known as Permission Slip
Students will be expected to return these forms to use tablets. No returned and signed form, no tablet. If parents request that students only use tablets at school or not at all, please communicate this to admin, Ms. Wasserman and myself. Collect and file these forms until the end of the school year.
A handbook will not be sent home with all students this year. As stated on the certification form, the handbook can be found at ple.gcsnc.com. The school will have a limited number of printed copies that can be sent home upon parent request.
The Classroom Student Module
Tablet Functionality and Care
This year, one module will be delivered to students by teachers. It is linked below.
Social Studies teachers: you are responsible for teaching the linked module below.
Tablet Functionality and Care Lesson Overview
Classroom Powerpoint: Functionality and Care
(Feel free to download this presentation to your desktop and personalize it. If you add to the content or change an activity, please make sure the basic information/message is remains unchanged.)
This is slightly different this year because students will not have any modules prior to having tablets, only one after tablets are handed out.
The other module that will be taught is Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship. This will occur when students pick up their tablets in the Media Center.
ELA teachers: you are responsible for bringing students to the Media Center according to the schedule to pick up tablets. A separate email will be shared with you containing your needed Playlist/Lesson link. This Playlist will accompany the tablet lesson to be taught in the Media Center. Please save that playlist and bring YOUR charged, teacher tablet to the media center to push the contents playlist to students. The main points of the lesson will be taught by Jeri. However, if you'd like to go deeper with students or complete additional activities at a later date, they'll already have the full content!
All teachers, there is a Playlist available about Troubleshooting (link below). I encourage all of you to save it and discuss what teacher would share it with students. The Playlist contains troubleshooting steps, care poster, etc. This is an great reference tool for students (and teachers)!
Troubleshooting & Care Playlist: https://playlist.amplify.com/playlist/Nzc5OTE4ZTBiMTRjNTYzZmVjYmFhMmE5YzMwN2EwMTM5
Via Quiz Builder on Tablets
Homeroom teachers: you are responsible for delivering the assessment after the social studies teachers complete their modules.
8th grade: Wednesday, Sept. 16
7th grade: Thursday, Sept. 17
6th grade: Monday, Sept. 21
This Final Assessment playlist link: https://playlist.amplify.com/playlist/ZWVlYTY2NjRjOTE1NzRlMDdhNzNiYzdlOTQ1YTlhZmU0
Once students show proficiency in all things tablet AND they have returned a signed permission form, they can take their tablets home and have full use of them.
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The entire process should take no longer than 30 minutes.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
The school-wide expectations for tablet use at Kiser are outlined below. This page will be shared with each of you to post in your classrooms. This is something admin will share with students and parents as well.
Be reminded that off-task behavior is just that. Using a tablet to be off-task is no different than anything else so please judge consequences accordingly.