In early 2014, our school district was honored to receive the Innovation Planning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning. Our technology committee was awarded this grant by proposing the following goals:
- The Technology Leadership Team will develop and implement a plan for a one-to-one initiative for all students in the Lanesville School District.
- Our staff will prepare students for 21st Century career and post-secondary opportunities through the creation of a plan to implement digital curriculum in all K-12 classrooms.
- The Technology Leadership Team will develop a Professional Development Plan to increase student engagement by providing staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to impart differentiated instruction to all students through implementation of one-to-one devices and digital curriculum.
- Log into Follett E-book shelf from library’s webpage and read a book
- Check on MyOn website to access over 4000+ e books. (log information on website)
- Log into Lanesville’s World Book Encyclopedia (Library’s Encyclopedia/Datebase website)
- Primary classes: Explore Early World of Learning- read a story or play a game
- Intermediate classes: Explore a timeline of interest or log into a classic e-book
- Explore your favorite artist or musician by logging into either Grove’s Music or Art Dictionary
Where do I find my assignments?
K-2: Teacher Website and Seesaw
3-12: Google Classroom
- Assignments are to be turned in digitally on the snow day. If the assignment is to be turned in paper/pencil, it will be due upon return to school.
- You will receive 2 days to complete the assignment ONLY if….
- You do not have internet, your teacher is aware, and the assignment for that class required internet use.
- You contact your teacher DURING the eLearning day because you are having a problem with your internet or the assignment.
What if I have limited internet usage at home?
- Regular use of Google Classroom and the internet should not eat through data excessively.
- If long videos, Movenotes, or Nearpods are assigned, contact your teacher during the eLearning day to explain about limited data. That will allow you time to complete the assignment when you return and not burn through your data.
Rules of Thumb :
- Communicate with your teacher.
- The eLearning is to be taken place during the snow day, not after the fact. If you have the capability to do so, you need to be completing the work during the day.
What happens if I don’t turn in my assignments?
- Students who do not complete all of the assignments will be required to attend FLEX learning days with staff supervision and will not have the option of completing it at home.
- It is important that instruction continues on elearning days, so the school will make necessary decisions to make sure that the learning process is uninterrupted.
Virtual Field Trips
All programs are scheduled in local time.
Past VFT for 2015-16
- Native Americans X 2 @ Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta , GA
- Crittergarden @ St Louis Zoo, St Louis, MO
- Settle Down! A History of New York’s Pioneering Settlers X 2 New York Historical Association and Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY
- So you want to be a Martian? @ NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
- Manufacture Your Future- Live virtual field trip from Alcoa Power and Propulsion in Whitehall, MI/ Discovery Education
- Genetics in Action: Your Daily Dose of DNA Technology @ Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH
- Exploring Shakespeare: MacBeth X 2, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
- Racing Extinction @ Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington, DC
- Live from the Heart @ Museum of Science & Industry and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago, IL
- Snow Much Fun! x 2 @ Muskingum Valley ESC, Zanesville, OH
- Sound (STEM) X 2 @ LEARNco, Tifflin, OH
- What to wear? The Ultimate Astronaut Question X 2 @ Space Center Houston, Houston, TX
- From Hertzfeld to Home: A Farm to Table Virtual Field Trip @ Hertzfeld Poultry Farm in Grand Rapids, OH
- History’s Mysteries @ Indiana Landmark Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
- Exploring Evolution X 2 @ Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ
- Butterflies X3 @ Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA
- Sea Me Read Smiley Shark @ Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
- Native Americans @ Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA
- Animal Adaptation @ The Toledo Zoo, Toledo, OH
- Crittergarden @ The St Louis Zoo, St Louis, MO
- Body Blueprints @ Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- Exploring Shakespeare: MacBeth @ Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
- Algebra in Sports @ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, OH
- From Sticks to Bricks @ Field Museum, Chicago, IL
- Live From Henry Ford Rouge Factory @ Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (Discovery Education)
Live From the Heart @ Museum of Science & Industry & Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Math: Batter Up! @ National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
- Baby Animals @ St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO
- Snow Much Fun @ Muskingum Valley ESC, Zanesville, OH
2015-2016 – 26 Connections
Lanesville Community School Corporation has been connecting around the world with IP videoconferencing since 2001. Between fall 2001 and spring 2016 our students & staff participated in over 680 connections. We greatly appreciate the support of the Harrison County Community Foundation for helping us purchase our equipment and match our parent fees for programs.
Empowered Use Policy
Empowered Use Policy
I understand that using school owned digital devices (both at school and at home) and the Lanesville network is a privilege, and when I use them according to the Empowered Use Guidelines I will keep that privilege. Specifically, I will…
- Take care of my device. (Return my device in the same condition as it was issued to me)
- Come prepared to class everyday (device is charged and working, homework is completed).
- Use digital devices, networks, and software in school for educational purposes and activities.
- Keep my personal information (including home/mobile phone number, mailing address, and user password) and that of others private
- Show respect for myself and others when using technology including social media
- Give acknowledgement to others for their ideas and work
- Report devices that are not working properly (including those that are damaged or broken) to technology staff immediately
- Report inappropriate use of technology immediately
Our new Empowered Use Policy was designed to do just that, empower our students to utilize technology and learn about how to embed it in their learning process. These are guidelines that can apply to a wide array of situations that might arise at our school. Please know that not all situations can be anticipated beforehand, but these guidelines should inform both students and parents about our expectations as a school corporation.
Why do we feel 1:1 is important for all students?
- Increase student engagement
- Increase differentiation for students
- Provide students digital skills to make them college and career ready.
How should I carry my device?
- In my case and out of my backpack
What if I leave my device at home?
- See Mrs. Schalk in Room 126 for a single day loaner
- Multiple checkouts will result in a detention or loss of recess
What if my device quits working?
- This does not count as a damage. We will repair devices that malfunction.
- Report it to Mrs. Schalk immediately in Room 126.
What if I break my device (broken screen or physical damage)?
- First break: $25
- If the hardshell case has not been purchased, it is mandatory at this point. (Jr/Sr High Only)
- Second break: $75.
- Third break (and subsequent damages): Full cost of the device (approx. $400)
- If you fail to pay these fines (or setup a payment plan), you will become a “day user”. (This means that you will not be permitted to take the device home until fees are paid.)
How can I help protect my device?
- All K2 students are issued Otterbox cases. Keep the shield on the device when not in use.
- All 36 students are provided with a hardshell case and new carrying case and BOTH must be left on at all times (including during use).
- Jr/Sr High School students have the option of purchasing a hardshell case for $20.
- Do NOT put your chromebook in your backpack
What if my charger is lost?
- Tell Mrs. Schalk and you will need to purchase a new charger through the school. You may not purchase your own.
- Chromebooks chargers are $25.
- Tablet chargers are $15.
- If you do not turn in your school issued charger at the end of the school year, you will be charged this fee.
What if I lose my case?
- You are responsible for the replacement cost to be purchased through the school.
What if my computer is lost?
- Please report it immediately to Mrs. Schalk. It is important that you report any missing devices ASAP so that we can assist you in locating your device. If you lose the device and it cannot be located, you will be responsible for the full cost of replacement. The theft protection plan DOES NOT cover lost devices.
Do you offer a theft protection policy?
- Yes, as an optional purchase for approximately $15.00 per year
- It covers theft, vandalism, and damage from natural disasters
- There must be a police report
- It DOES NOT cover lost devices or damaged devices for any other reason
Where can I have my device out?
- In the classroom
- Once you are safely at home
- Not during passing periods, lunch, or the bus ride
What if I don’t have internet at home?
- School building is open from 74.
- Free wifi is offered at many local places.
- Communicate consistently with your teacher.
- Google Docs are available offline.
As a parent, how can I help?
- Set limits for your child
- Communicate with your child’s teacher
- Monitor your child’s usage
- Provide and encourage a public space within your home for your child to work on their device
All families have the option of purchasing theft protection for their child’s device for $15.
- Only for theft and natural disaster.
- You need a police report to file the claim.
- This DOES NOT cover breakages in any way.
Please return the signed form and your payment to the school by August 31, 2016.