i-Learn ExpectationsThe mission of Eden Prairie Schools is “To inspire each student to learn continuously so they are empowered to reach personal fulfillment and contribute purposefully to our ever changing world”. Our world is changing with a new generation who never knew life without the Internet. Technology is a major tool in our personal lives as well as many professions. Our students will be prepared to demonstrate digital responsibility, technological awareness and the ability to use technology to create, research, communicate and produce in the academic and professional setting. i-Learn@EP is about creating engaging curriculum, dynamic learning environments and students who are better prepared for the world beyond our school doors; it is not about the device, but rather how to use the device in education.
Eden Prairie Schools Expectations for Student Learning:
- Engaging and relevant learning experiences and development of life skills
- Learning experiences that encourage cooperation, collaboration, and innovation
- Use current technology to create, research, communicate and produce academically sound products
- Demonstrate respect, self-control, ethical behavior and empathy as classmates and members of our communities
- Being responsible citizens in our schools and communities, as well as the digital world
Responsible Citizenship:Being a responsible citizen in our schools, communities and the digital world requires responsibilities adapted for a changing world. We embrace the following conditions of being a digital citizen:
- Respect yourself. I will select names that are appropriate. I will consider the information and images I post online.
- Protect yourself. I will protect my personal details, contact details or a schedule of my activities.
- Respect others. I will NOT use technology to bully or tease other people.
- Protect others. I will protect myself and others by reporting abuse, and not forwarding inappropriate or hurtful materials or communications.
- Respect & protect intellectual property. I will suitably use and cite and all content use intellectual property (websites, books, media, software, etc.) according to the copyright or creative commons licensing.
Student Digital Responsibility: As listed below, but not limited to:Personal Safety
Do not send any message that includes your personal information such as: home address, personal phone numbers and/or last name for yourself or any other person. Do not send information regarding your schedule (where you are/will be, timing, dates, etc.).
Never share your password, steal or use another person’s password. If a password is lost of compromised the student or teacher should call the technology helpdesk. A technology support specialist will help resolve the password issue.
Students and families need to know that files stored on school computers are not private. Network and Internet access is provided as a tool for educational purposes only. Eden Prairie Schools (EPS) has the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store at any time, without prior notice, any and all usage of the computer network and Internet access including transmitted and received information. All information files are the property of EPS and no user shall have any expectations of privacy regarding such files.
Follow the guidelines of accepted behaviors within your schools’ handbook. Use appropriate language and graphics. Swearing, vulgarities, suggestive, obscene, belligerent, harassing, threatening or abusive language of any kind is not acceptable. Do not use this device to make, distribute or redistribute jokes, stories, to bully anyone, or pass along obscene material or material which is based on slurs or stereotypes relating to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.
Blogging and/or Podcasting
Use of blogs, podcasts or other Web 2.0 tools are considered an extension of the classroom. Whether at home, or in school, any speech that is considered inappropriate in the classroom is also inappropriate in all uses of blogs, podcasts or other Web 2.0 tools.
Plagiarism is the act of using someone else’s words or ideas as your own. Students are required to give proper credit to all Internet sources used in academic assignments, whether quoted or summarized. This includes all forms of media on the Internet, such as graphics, movies, music and text. Plagiarism of Internet resources will be treated in the same manner as any other incidences of plagiarism, as stated in your school’s handbook. In addition, students must adhere to the copyright laws of the United States (P.L 94-553) and the Congressional Guidelines that delineate it regarding software, authorship and copying information. All students should also adhere to the Creative Commons licenses where the author/artist denotes what media may be shared, remixed or reused.
The use of anonymous proxies to get around content filtering is strictly prohibited and is a direct violation of this agreement.
Accessing/Posting Inappropriate Material
Accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, forwarding, downloading, scanning or displaying materials (including photos of students and staff) that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, threatening, discriminatory, harassing and/or illegal is a violation of this agreement.
Photos and Video
Students are not to take pictures or videos of staff or students without staff permission. Any student use of cameras in Eden Prairie Schools should be part of a class or club activity. Unapproved camera use is a violation of this agreement.Malicious Use/Vandalism
Any malicious use, disruption or harm to the school unit's technology, networks and Internet services, including but not limited to hacking activities and creation/uploading of computer viruses, is a violation of this agreement.
No student shall obtain or try to obtain other students’ accounts, files, and/or data. Students are NOT to remove or attempt to remove or circumvent the management system or modify the operating system and software installed on each iPadMacBook Air. Using or possessing hacking software is a violation of this agreement. Students who attempt to hack or “jailbreak” any EPS iPadMacBook Air will be in violation of this agreement.
If technical difficulties arise with a MacBook Air, or non-conforming content is discovered, the MacBook Air will be restored by Tech staff. If the Technology staff needs to restore the MacBook Air, the District is not responsible for the loss of content put on the MacBook Air by the student.
Information Regarding the MacBook Air in Eden Prairie SchoolsMacBook Air General Precautions
- The MacBook Air is Eden Prairie Schools’ property.
- The MacBook Air must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, or labels that are not issued and placed onto the device by EPS staff.
- Never throw or slide a MacBook Air. If the MacBook Air is in your backpack or another carrying case, do NOT throw or slide the case/backpack.
- Cords and cables must be inserted carefully into the MacBook Air to prevent damage.
- Never expose a MacBook Air to extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, or prolonged periods of time in rooms that are not at a normal room temperature.
- MacBook Airs must be kept in a secure location at all times; it is the student’s responsibility to know where their MacBook Air is at all times. Do NOT leave unsupervised, or lend to friends or family members outside of your home.
- MacBook Airs found in unsupervised areas will be turned into Administration.
- During classes or lunch periods when the MacBook Air is not needed, place the MacBook Air in your locker or in a locked classroom. DO NOT SHARE YOUR LOCKER COMBINATION WITH ANYONE. Do NOT place your MacBook Air on the BOTTOM of your locker, but rather on top of all other materials.
MacBook Air Cases: Transporting To & From School
Acknowledging the importance of a protective case for the MacBook Air, Eden Prairie Schools invested in purchasing protective cases for all of the MacBook Airs. These cases are suitable to transporting the device to and from school and EPS policy is that all MacBook Airs need to be in the EPS issued protective case.
- The MacBook Air should ALWAYS be in its protective case during transit.
- The MacBook Air should be charged (EPS provides a charger) and brought to school ready to use each day.
- Do NOT place your MacBook Air in a book bag that contains food, liquids, heavy or sharp objects.
MacBook Air Screen & Cleaning
- The screens are sensitive to pressure and therefore can be damaged; they are scratch resistant, not scratch proof.
- The screens can break or shatter; care should be taken to protect the screen from damage.
- Do NOT use liquids to clean the MacBook Air. This includes, but is not limited to: window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives.
MacBook Air Care
- The Technology department is able to detect when unauthorized programs and apps are downloaded, and those devices will be “wiped” and reinstalled with approved programs and apps. EPS is not responsible for any lost content stored on the device, including but not limited to: documents, photos, music, etc.
- Never leave a MacBook Air unattended. It is your responsibility to keep your MacBook Air stored in a safe, secure, temperature appropriate space.
- Do NOT attempt to try to repair the internal workings of a MacBook Air yourself.
- If your MacBook Aire is not working take your MacBook Air to the Lakeside Lab as soon as possible and have a EPS technology support specialist examine it. If your MacBook Air needs to be worked on for an extended period of time, you will be issued a temporary MacBook Air until yours is working properly.
MacBook Air Statement of Responsibility for Parent/Guardian and Student
We understand that instances of damage, destruction, or loss of the assigned MacBook Air. These instances will be dealt with on a case-by case basis. Incidents of gross negligence or repeated incidents may result in financial restitution from the family, up to the cost of the entire device if warranted. Samples of approximate repair and replacement cost of individual parts are below. If there is damage that can be repaired the student will be charged for the actual cost of repair.
- Laptop Replacement:
- First Incident- $350
- Subsequent Incidents- $700
- Screen Damage - $350
- Keyboard Damage - $140
- Hard Drive Damage - $400
- Charger - $79
- Major Scratches and Dents - $100
- Laptop Case Replacement - $30
Eden Prairie Schools does not supply earphones to students. If a student wishes to purchase his/her own earphones then:
- Earphones shall not be used within or on school property unless a teacher specifically requests or allows students to do so.
- If allowed to use earphones, the appropriate listening level is when only the person wearing the earphones can hear the sound.
There will be limited storage on the device and academic files take priority over personal. Eden Prairie Schools STRONGLY recommends backing up important files and content daily. Several backup options exist, including cloud storage or personal computers. Students should backup their files.services, personally allocated storage space on the school district’s network, flash drives and external hard drives.
Each student needs to have an Apple ID. Our recommendation is that the account is linked to the parents know the password and keep that information. Information on creating an Apple ID is provided at back to school nights and on the school website.
If a student violates any part of the above policy, he/she will be subject to disciplinary action. The disciplinary action for a violation will range from the student needing to check his or her MacBook Air in and out of school each day for a period of time, to having all MacBook Air privileges revoked.In instances where the student has put his/her own safety or the safety of others at risk, MacBook Air privileges will be revoked immediately.