Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Juniors & Seniors allowed to bring Chromebooks beginning January 4th, 2016

This fall, Bedford High School implemented a 1-to-1 Chromebook program for all Freshman and Sophomore students.  Already, we have found that access to a device at anytime/anywhere during the school day helps improve teaching and learning.

Now that the program is launched, we believe upperclassmen will benefit from having a Chromebook device in school as well.  As a result, we have decided to allow Juniors and Seniors to bring a Chromebook device to school starting January 4th. 

Families can either purchase a Chromebook device through the district (no higher than $177) or provide their own. With either option, the device must be enrolled into our Chromebook management system so that it can be activated on our wireless network.  This allows us to manage our school-provided Google accounts to push down content to students.

It is important that families understand that not all juniors and seniors are required to have a Chromebook.  As a result, we do not have the same expectation that chromebooks will be integrated into instruction for juniors/senior classes as do have for freshman/sophomore classes. It will be up to each teacher to decide if and how the devices can be used in class. 

Please visit our 1-to-1 Chromebook Program website for information about the program (BHS Chromebook 1-to-1 Website).

If you would like your Junior or Senior student to be able to bring a Chromebook device to school, please submit this form no later than November 13th. After November 13th, we will confirm your selection and provide the final discounted price for those opting to purchase a device through the district. Families will also have the option to purchase accidental breakage/theft insurance for devices purchased through the district.

For current specifications of the device that the district would purchase on your behalf, click here.

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