1 to 1 Program
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, all students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to lease their own laptop to use during the school year. With the school issued laptop, students have 24/7 access to classroom materials and our digital curriculum.
Derby Public Schools believes the implementation and focus of a One to One Device program is to provide the necessary tools and resources for a progressive learning environment characterized by flexibility, collaboration, personalization, creativity, and technology-rich learning. Technology shall be integrated throughout the educational program in a seamless and timeless fashion. The One to One Device program will empower students and teachers to use technology like adults do, accessing and using purposeful technology-based tools anytime a task calls for them.
Learning in District schools must be a continuous, dynamic interaction among students, parents, and the extended community. Implementation of a One to One Device initiative enables anywhere, anytime learning that is not limited by the physical confines of a classroom or school building. The Board believes that purposeful technology integration liberates teachers from being delivers of content, and instead, allows them to be facilitators of deep, individualized learning for all students.
The focus of the One to One Device program in the Derby Public School District is to provide necessary tools and resources for a progressive learning environment characterized by flexibility, collaboration, personalization, creativity, and technology-rich learning. In District schools technology will be integrated throughout the educational program in a seamless and timely fashion. The One to One Device setting empowers students and teachers to use technology like adults do in the real world, accessing and using purposeful technology-based tools anytime a task calls for them.
The Board of Education believes learning is a continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents, and the extended community. Implementation of a One to One Device initiative enables anywhere, anytime learning that is no longer limited by the four walls of a classroom or building. Purposeful technology integration liberates teachers from being deliverers of content and, instead, allows them to be facilitators of deep, individualized learning for all students.
The policy, procedures, and information within this document apply to all District-owned/leased Devices used in District schools, including any other device considered by the administration to come under this policy. Individuals or teams of teachers may set additional requirements for use in their classroom.
WiFi & Internet Issues
Most internet and Wi-Fi issues are related to your current agreed on speed with your provider and or the number of connections on your home network.
The following are tools and information to assist any troubleshooting on your home network.
Testing Your Connection
There are tests that will check the speed, latency, and jitter of your connection. This is key, and will help validate the service being paid for by households or subsidized by districts.
SpeedTest.net and Fast.com are two, easy to use services that work on all providers.
For a Comcast specific Speed Test Tool, Click Here.
For a Frontier specific Speed Test Tool, Click Here.
Multiple Device & Stream Notice
It is important to be aware of how many devices that you have connected and online at the same time.
Too many devices on and connected online at the same time can cause stress on a network and may lead to speed issues. A typical household with download speeds being 5mb - 20mb may need to temporarily disconnect or turn off Wi-Fi on other devices to allow the speed of the Wi-Fi network to improve.
FCC Internet Speed Guide
The FCC has a Broadband Speed Guide, that gives a basic idea of how fast your internet connection must be in order to have a steady and reliable internet experience, as well as a Broadband Guide to multiple users online at the same time.
For issues troubleshooting Wi-Fi connectivity on your Chromebook, please watch a helpful tutorial by clicking the link below:
Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues on Your Chromebook
Webcam, and microphone:
Update Chrome browser / OS
Chromebook battery doesn't charge:
1. Verify the power outlet is working with another known good device you have like a lamp.
2. Ensure that the charger or adapter cables are completely plugged in, both to your Chromebook and the wall.
3. If your Chromebook still won't charge:
a. Unplug your charger from the wall and your Chromebook.
b. Plug your charger back into your Chromebook, then the wall.
c. Charge the device for at least 30 minutes.
4. If the above steps don’t work please contact support.
Zoom System Requirements
An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). The minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and the recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down). Check your Internet bandwidth using Speedtest (Links to an external site.).
A microphone – built-in to your computer or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth.
Built-in headset jack from laptop or desktop. Even if your laptop or desktop has speakers, you must plug in a headset so that the sound from the speakers does not cause an echo in the Zoom meeting. Any headset with a 3.5mm plug will plugin.
Issue connecting to a meeting:
Closeout the meeting, save all your work and restart the PC. log back in and try again.
If you still have the issue, then the organizer of the meeting will need to resend you the link.