Welcome! This page will provide useful technology links to the high school plans and initiatives.
District Technology Mission
Our students and staff will have access to the necessary technological resources to educate all students to their fullest potential and support our Technology Literacy and Information Fluency and Benchmarks.
District Technology Vision
We believe that technology enables educators to practice quality instruction and reach all learners by offering students a variety of opportunities to synthesize, present and communicate knowledge.
NRSD - District Technology Plan
Teachers are blogging
A link so some of the teachers blogs sharing classroom ideas.
BYOD - Bring Your Own Device (Pilot February 2013)
If your child is part of the BYOD pilot at the High School, please refer to:
Forms (1 and 2 - Copies also available in Media Center or see BYOD Pilot Teacher)
- NRHS Parent Letter [pdf] - SIGN - This letter requires both parent and student signatures as well as documentation of the personal device. Note: Please locate the MAC Address (Media Access Control address), a unique identifier assigned to your network interface, and add it to the signature page (See below for details to locate the MAC address.
- NRSD PERSONAL DEVICE NETWORK USAGE POLICY SIGN form can be found here [pdf] (device type and mac addres on the form)
- Locate your MAC Address * for your device (see directions below)
When the paperwork is signed and the MAC address located
Pilot teachers may want to do this using the Chromebook cart in class
- Record your Registration infomation and mac address here.
Please allow a few days to have a password assinged to your device.
- Return the signed forms to the BYOD Pilot Teacher they will be placed on file in the office (Attention: Mr. Cote)
The Pilot teacher will reserve a class period to wotk with the ITS teacher to join the device to the network using the password assigned by the Tech Department.
- Student will enter password, agreen to the terms and then log onto the network with their school login.
Note: Next fall student should be able to log onto the network by just using thier school logon. As a reminder, sutdents will be allowed to use the device for academic purposes. We reqeust students refrain from streamling video in order to all to share the bulding bandwidth.
* Locating the MAC Address of a Device
How to find your MAC address on a MacBook: Click the Apple menu at the top left of the screen; Click 'About This Mac'; Click the 'More Info......
PC Laptops - Try this shortcut first
Here is a quick way to find the MAC address on the PCs. Run the command prompt and then type getmac
Click Start, Run and Type Command. In the box type: ipconfig/all The MAC iaddress is under Physical Address
A message from the Principal about BYOD(Dec 2012 Newslettter)
Simply put, a BYOD initiative allows students to use personal electronic devices-such as laptops, tablet computers, iPads, and smart phones-at school in an educational context. The larger purpose of a BYOD initiative is to use technology to expand and enhance teaching and learning.
Whether it is writing and editing papers using a word processing program, using web-based communication tools to collaborate and share information, creating formative assessments that provide immediate feedback to students and teachers, viewing and manipulating science simulations: the bottom line is that current technologies allow real opportunities for teachers to extend and improve learning opportunities for students. Figuring out how to do this well is easier said than done.
There are a host of challenges involved in bringing more technology into classrooms, and in allowing students to bring their own technology devices into classrooms. There are obviously financial challenges-purchasing state-of-the-art technology for classrooms and then maintaining high-end technology availability over time is costly-along with funding the network and human resource infrastructure necessary to support sophisticated technologies. There are a variety of IT challenges involved, especially when working with young adults: figuring out which websites and resources to allow and to block, ensuring that student technology use does not negatively impact classroom behavior, monitoring and maintaining bandwidth, maintaining a virus-free network, etc. Maybe the biggest challenge with instructional technology is around professional development; teachers need training and support in developing new instructional practices that effectively integrate technology in meaningful ways. Despite all of the challenges, however, there is a simple reality: we live in a world in which technology use has become ubiquitous. Our students have to know how to use current technologies effectively and appropriately to work, to collaborate, to create, and to communicate, and it is our responsibility to provide an educational environment that helps students build those skills in authentic and productive ways.
So what are we doing at Nashoba? We are trying to figure out, in a careful and responsible way, how to expand the technology available to students, and how to make effective use of that technology. A core group of teachers is preparing to start a BYOD pilot, in which specific groups of students will be invited to bring their own technology devices into specified classrooms; we are anticipating that we will have approximately four to six teachers, and somewhere between 100 to 150 students participating in the pilot between now and next summer.
Framework for 21st Century Learning
How does this Framework give students the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed? Learn more.
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