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Chromebook information for grades 6-8

Filed in BCMS by on June 15, 2017

Grades 6-8 – Take-Home Model

The Power of One Chromebook initiative was created to provide all students in grades 2-12 with an enhanced and personalized learning experience. We firmly believe that by providing students with a Chromebook, they, in turn, will be able to interact with both teachers and their peers to produce digital content, work collaboratively, and gain both college and career readiness. The Chromebook will provide teachers with more options to increase student engagement, further involve students in active learning, promote differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students, and provide a reliable device for 21st-century skills.

Over the past few years, Bethlehem Central Middle School has rallied behind the G Suite for Education (Formerly called Google Apps for Education). G Suite is an integrated and collaborative solution hosted by Google. It enables our faculty, students, and staff to communicate, store files, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time, from anywhere in the world. G Suite now makes up a substantial part of the district’s digital ecosystem. Also, there are hundreds or applications that students can access via their Google account. A benefit of moving to Chromebook is the seamless integration of Google apps.

According to studies and school reports, students who use a computing device in a  1:1 education environment are more organized, engaged learners, and become constructors and designers of information and ideas. Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents/guardians, and the extended community. However, technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher but transforms the teacher from the director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with Chromebooks integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, anyplace.

What does Bethlehem do to protect students who are online?

The district uses web filtering designed specifically for the K-12 environment. There are also district and user reports the Technology Department can use to monitor overall activity and ensure appropriate use, or to drill into specific issues. Read more about the district’s web filtering and other online safety tools for school and home.

How can I check my student’s browsing history?

There is an easy way to check your child’s browsing history on their BC-issued Chromebook. You can follow these steps to check Chromebook browsing history.

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