1:1 World Program

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy proudly offers our 1:1 World Program in which all fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are issued an iPad for use in school and at home. This program provides students with a digital device to maximize their opportunities for learning and to empower students to become self-directed learners. The 1:1 World Program promotes access, engagement, individualization, and authenticity in the learning process. The program engages students in personalized, student-centered learning. Inherent in the collaborative and creative use of the iPad are the RICE values of shared responsibility, human interdependence, dynamic creativity, and people empowerment.

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Why iPads?

Design

 

  • The iPad is slim, portable, and lightweight, making it easy to carry throughout the day.
  • The iPad’s tablet design helps to maintain engagement in the classroom conversation without the distraction of a laptop screen.
  • The iPad’s instant start up saves time. It can be used for a few minutes for an activity, put away for a discussion, and pulled out to take notes or complete an assignment.
  • The iPad has Internet access, yet the portability and tablet format allow the iPad to double as an e-reader with or without Internet access.
  • When fully charged, the battery will last all day. 

Function

 

  • iPad education apps allow students to engage in complex concepts in new and exciting ways.
  • The iPad serves as a mobile recording device (audio & video), an editing device (audio, video, images & text), a publishing platform, a digital notebook, and a digital research platform.
  • Because its use is intuitive to the students, it requires less tech support.
  • The iPad has many built-in assistive technology functions. 

Learning Environment

 

  • The iPad increases engagement in the learning process.
  • It is an effective organizational tool.
  • The iPad supports a variety of teaching and learning styles.
  • The numerous apps provide opportunities for the personalization, remediation, and extension of learning.
  • The iPad allows students to do research anywhere and at any time.

Program Mission & Objectives

Mission Statement

The 1:1 World Program seeks to provide students with a digital device to maximize their opportunities for learning and develop learning communities that empower students to become self-directed and engaged learners.

 

Program Objectives

The goal of the 1:1 program is to promote access, engagement, individualization, and authenticity in the learning process. Students will use the iPad to create, publish, connect, communicate, collaborate, research, and problem solve. The program will engage students in personalized, student-centered learning. Inherent in the collaborative and creative use of the iPad are the RICE values of shared responsibility, human interdependence, dynamic creativity, and people empowerment.

 

R (Shared Responsibility)

Parents, teachers, staff, and students will work together to create an Internet-safe environment through governance, guidance, and communication. The entire school community will follow the rules and guidelines set forth for the 1:1 initiative. Teachers and students will work together to explore the new landscape of education in the 21st century.

 

I (Human Interdependence)

Administration, staff, teachers, parents, and students will all work toward the common goal of a successful and productive 1:1 environment.  Communication and structured processes will be key in reaching this goal, developing a community support system that utilizes all parties’ special skills and talents.

 

C (Dynamic Creativity)

The Academy will use S.T.E.M. education to integrate disciplines and foster excitement and innovation. Students will create and design personal content.

 

E (People Empowerment)

Through digital citizenship, communication, and a clear vision, all members of the school community will take ownership of the 1:1 program. Teamwork and personal efforts will be used in problem solving and will foster real world collaborative learning.  

iPad Responsible Use Policy

This iPad Responsible Use Policy is intended to promote responsible use of the school-issued iPad. All technology must be used in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy as well as the Acceptable Use Policy in the Student Handbook. Teachers may set additional requirements for use in their respective classes.

The iPad remains the property of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy at all times. Therefore, there is no assumption of privacy. Ancillae-Assumpta Academy reserves the right to inspect student iPads at any time during the school year. Misuse of the iPad may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Above all, the iPad program at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy is an academic program, and the policies governing the use of the iPad support its academic use. To maintain the integrity of the iPad program, all students and parents/guardians must acknowledge and agree to the following conditions of use:

 

Use of Network and Internet

  • All users must respect the integrity of the network system. Students should enter only authorized systems and should not attempt to circumvent or subvert system security measures including circumventing the firewall.
  • Ancillae-Assumpta Academy reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store at any time and without prior notice any and all usage of the computer network and Internet access and any and all information transmitted or received in connection with such usage. No user shall have any expectation of privacy.  
  • No program, executable, or .com files are to be stored within the user’s home directory, other network directories, or the local computer by students unless authorized by Ancillae-Assumpta Academy Staff.
  • Downloads from the Internet and/or the installation or change of any computer software or hardware settings is prohibited unless under the direction of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy Staff.
  • All users must have a signed Acceptable Use Policy on file in order to use any Ancillae-Assumpta Academy network or computer resource. This agreement will be renewed yearly at the beginning of each new school year.
  • The following uses of school-provided Network accesses are not permitted:

A. To access, upload, download, or distribute pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit material;

B. To transmit obscene, abusive, or sexually explicit language;

C. To violate any local, state, or federal statute;

D. To vandalize, damage, or disable the property of another individual or organization;

E. To violate copyright or otherwise use the intellectual property of another individual without permission

 

Equipment

  • Ancillae-Assumpta Academy retains sole possession of the iPad. The Academy has the right to collect and/or inspect the iPad at any time.
  • The iPad will be issued in September and returned in May with the power adaptor and school issued cover. Any student who fails to return the iPad and accessories at the end of the year will be responsible for paying the replacement costs of the iPad and/or missing accessories.
  • The student is responsible for the care of the iPad. The iPad must be kept in its protective case and must not have heavy objects placed on it that could put pressure on the screen. A clean, soft cloth should be used to clean the screen. Cleansers of any kind may not be used to clean the device.
  • The iPad may not be used on the school bus at any time.
  • Students must report loss or theft of an iPad immediately to Mr. Maragos. The device locator will be enabled to determine an approximate location of the iPad.
  • If an iPad is damaged or lost, the student is responsible for paying the replacement cost of the iPad.
  • iPads and cases must remain free of any permanent writing, drawing, stickers, or labels.
  • Care should be taken to avoid extreme temperatures - heat or cold - by leaving the iPad in a car.
  • iPads must be brought to school fully charged every day. If the iPad is left at home or is not charged, the user remains responsible for completing all schoolwork as if he/she had use of their iPad. Malfunctions or technical issues are not acceptable excuses for failing to complete schoolwork, unless there is no other means of completion.
  • Students are responsible at all times for the whereabouts of the iPad. It is the user’s responsibility to keep his/her iPad safe and secure. iPads belonging to other users are not to be tampered with in any manner. If an iPad is found unattended, it should be given to the nearest staff member.
  • All students should leave the auto-lock feature enabled and are asked to create a passcode lock for their iPad, which may not be shared with another student.
  • Jailbreaks, factory resets, and/or profile removal from the iPads are not permitted.
  • Bluetooth must be enabled on the student iPad at all times when at school.

 

Internet Safety

  • Students will access the Internet through Safari. No other browsers may be downloaded to the device.  An iBoss global proxy ensures compliance even on an unregulated network.
  • Students will protect their reputation and privacy by not sharing their personal information or passwords and by only posting things they would want their parents, teachers, and community to see.

 

Filtering and Monitoring

  • Ancillae-Assumpta Academy will use filtering software and other technologies to prevent students from accessing obscene or harmful content. The Academy reserves the right to monitor students’ online activities. It is important to note that any filtering system is not 100% effective.

 

Copyright and Ownership of Work

  • All students will respect the copyrights and intellectual property of others, understanding that plagiarism is irresponsible behavior that has ethical and legal implications.
  • All students will use legal downloading and sharing practices.
  • Ancillae-Assumpta Academy staff may review iPad files and communications, and students should assume that electronic communications and storage on the iPad are not private.

 

Software and Apps

  • All applications, files, and documents stored on the iPad are the property of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy.
  • School staff members have permission to review and evaluate any and all installed apps, and if deemed inappropriate for school, will require the student to remove them from the device.
  • Students will have an Apple ID. Students will receive their apps through a self-service portal provided by the Academy.
  • Students may only download apps that are available in the Self-Service app.

          

Photos/Video/Audio

  • Photos, videos, and audio recordings are permitted for educational use only.
  • Students may not take photographs, videos, or audio recordings without the knowledge or permission of the subject. Photographs, videos, or audio recordings may not be taken in hallways or classrooms unless the teacher grants permission.
  • The posting of images or videos on the Internet to a public forum is strictly forbidden, without the express permission of the teacher.

 

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy reserves the right to monitor and review all contents of the iPad to ensure compliance with this Responsible Use Policy. Misuse in any way or engagement in prohibited activities may result in a loss of privileges, detention, suspension, or expulsion.

Student Conduct Pledge

As a student of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, I pledge to adhere to the RICE values of shared responsibility, human interdependence, dynamic creativity, and people empowerment in the Responsible Use Policy.

 

R - In order to share responsibility, I will:

  • charge my iPad’s battery every night.
  • bring the iPad to school each day, fully charged and properly transported in the case.
  • take good care of my iPad and not leave it unattended.
  • keep food and drink away from my iPad.
  • use my iPad in appropriate ways.
  • not disassemble any part of my iPad or attempt any repairs.
  • only photograph/video/record people with their permission and the permission of my teacher.
  • never share any images or movies of people in a public space on the Internet, unless I am asked to do so by my teacher.
  • practice good digital citizenship by obeying copyright laws, not performing piracy, or plagiarizing.
  • not share the device with any other individual except my parents or guardian.
  • not engage in cyberbullying.
  • keep passwords secure and not share them with any other student.

 

I - To work interdependently, I will use my iPad to

  • collaborate, share ideas, and explore others' ideas.
  • establish healthy, collaborative relationships with peers through classroom projects.
  • hone effective communication skills.
  • gain an increased awareness of being a member of a larger community.
  • realize the responsibilities associated with being a good digital citizen.

 

C - In the spirit of dynamic creativity, I will use my iPad to:

  • create and publish.
  • research and problem solve.
  • collaborate.

 

E - As an empowered, global citizen, I will harness the power of the Internet and digital technology for learning in the classroom and at home by:

  • creating a positive digital footprint.
  • protecting my online identity.
  • recognizing and defending against cyberbullying.
  • exploring real world solutions through collaboration, production, and reflection.
  • working efficiently to use the iPad for improved study skills and organization

FAQs

What does 1:1 mean?

1:1 means one iPad per student.

 

Why 1:1?

The Academy recognizes the importance of designing curriculum for 21st Century learners. The 1:1 iPad program will empower the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with the skills and knowledge to be effective and responsible learners and digital citizens. A 1:1 program engages students in personalized, student-centered learning, maximizes the students’ opportunities for learning, and develops learning communities that empower students to become self-directed and engaged learners. It promotes access, engagement, individualization, and authenticity in the learning process, facilitating the ability to create, publish, connect, communicate, collaborate, research, and problem solve. The Academy also recognizes the evolution in education to use technology to reach diverse learning styles and prepare students for 1:1 programs after graduation.

 

Will the academy be purchasing the iPads?

Yes, the Academy will be purchasing the iPads and will distribute the devices to students in the weeks prior to the start of the academic year.

 

What if I already own an iPad? Can I use my own iPad?

No, the Academy will provide the iPads so that all students will have the same platform and software.

 

How will AAA prepare students for the 1:1 program?

The Academy is committed to helping our students grow into responsible and informed Digital Citizens. To that end, students will receive on-going in-class training on the organization and management of their device, as well as on the ways in which they can protect their digital footprint. In addition, many excellent educator and parental resources may be found at Common Sense Media, a non-profit, non-partisan group dedicated to helping parents and students become educated and responsible members of the digital world. Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsensemedia.org)

 

When will I receive my iPad?

Students will receive their iPads during the first week of school. In order to receive an iPad, the student and parent or guardian must complete the school’s 1:1 World Program forms. All students will participate in a Technology Orientation about basic guidelines, rules, and expectations as part of our opening days.

 

Will there be an additional fee for the iPad?

No, the cost of the iPad is covered in the Technology Fee.

 

Will the Academy provide a case for the iPad?

Yes, the school will provide a case for the student iPads. Students may only use the provided case or designated keyboard cases for the iPad Pro or iPad 5th Gen.

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What happens if there is a problem with the iPad?

All the iPads are covered under AppleCare for any issues that fall under the warranty. (http://www.apple.com/support/products/ipad.html)

If there is an issue that falls out of the warranty scope of AppleCare, parents will be responsible to replace the iPad by either using their device insurance, homeowners insurance, or pay out of pocket.

If an iPad requires reimaging, it will not be backed up by the Tech staff at AAA. The Academy is not responsible for the loss of any software or documents due to reimaging.

It is strongly recommended that students use Apple’s built-in iCloud storage solution to regularly back up their iPad.

 

Will the Academy provide a replacement if my child’s iPad is being serviced?

Students will be issued a loaner iPad if their iPad is being serviced. Loaner iPads will not be issued to students who forget to bring their iPads to school.

 

Will the Academy provide a replacement if my child forgets to bring his/her iPad to school?

Students will not be given a loaner iPad if they forget to bring their iPad to school. Students will be expected to make up any work missed due to forgetting their iPad.

 

Can my son or daughter use his/her own headphones?

No, the school will have earbuds available for purchase at the school store.

 

Will the students be responsible for purchasing the apps that are used on their iPad?

No, the students will receive their apps through a self-service portal provided by the Academy.

 

Can I set Parental Controls on my child’s iPad?

The built-in “Parental Controls” feature offered by Apple does not work with the Academy’s web-filtering network. Our Mobile Device Management and iBoss Web Filter will filter your child’s iPad off campus in the same way that it is filtered for in-school use. We also ask that you establish responsible use guidelines at home and review these with your child.

 

Will the iPad need to be connected to the Internet to complete homework assignments?

Yes, students will complete some assignments online and save and/or submit their work using Canvas, Google Docs or their OneDrive accounts. Other assignments may be completed or revised off-line and then submitted or shared once they are connected to the Internet again.

 

Will students be able to access any web content at school and at home?

Students are filtered at the Academy using a web filter to block potentially harmful and inappropriate content. Additionally, students will be filtered at home with the same restrictions at school using the iBoss global proxy.

 

Will the Academy be able to turn on the camera of my child’s iPad at home?

No, the Academy does not possess the ability to remotely turn on the camera on his or her iPad off campus.

Student Responsible Use and Coverage Contract

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