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Students at Piedmont Receive Chromebooks

Students in all grades now have their Chromebooks for the 2014-15 school year! Everyone at Piedmont is excited to begin utilizing the laptops in their classes each day. Tools such as Moodle, Google Classroom, Google Apps, and much more will be available to students as they continue to learn 21st century technology in the classroom.  Parents and students can access these and many more tools under the Technology link on the Piedmont website.

Students will be responsible for paying for all damage to their laptop this year so the technology staff highly recommends storing the laptops in a sleeve or case on a daily basis.  In addition, students must also adhere to the acceptable use guidelines and the Piedmont disciplinary policy is available under Students, in the student handbook, or by clicking here.  

THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN BY BECKY SWINGER, UCPS INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR:

As the school year progresses students across UCPS at the secondary level will continue entering classrooms with their Chromebook in hand. Currently and over the past several weeks Desktop Support Engineers, with the help of other designees, have been issuing devices to students. Each school was given the opportunity to customize their Chromebook rollout to best meet the needs of the students and parents affiliated with their school. 

Parents and students were required to sign an agreement accepting responsibility for the use and care of their Chromebook. Chromebooks were cleaned and updated over the summer in an effort to provide students an optimal learning experience. Students are able to add UCPS approved educational apps to their devices and store their work in the cloud.

 

Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor [Portions written by Becky Swinger as noted)
Posted: Sep 10, 2014 by Donna Helms

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