The North Schuylkill School District is excited to add Chromebooks into our technology inventory for the 2016-2017 school year. We will be deploying approximately 450 Chromebooks between our High School and Elementary school buildings. Chromebooks will allow our students and teachers to better communicate and collaborate using Google Apps for Education. Student work can be saved to the cloud for access at home and school on many different devices (computer, laptop, phone, tablet, and of course Chromebooks).
We have also upgraded to a new version of ClassLink, which will allow students a single sign-on experience. Once signed in to ClassLink, a student will not need to remember any additional passwords for web apps such as, Study Island, Accelerated Reader, Moby Max, and many others. ClassLink will also integrate with Google Drive and our school’s network drive to enable students to access files from anywhere with an Internet connection.
One final cloud based service will be Microsoft 365, this will allow students to access the Microsoft Office suite on the go and at home, via a free download for up to 5 home devices. Please look for how to download free Office sometime in the fall.
Last year we installed a new wireless network and piloted a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program in our High School in April. This new BYOD program was a success and we will be opening it up for grades 5-12. In order to bring your own device to school, a student must have a signed permission form on file in the office.
Please note: The Help Desk can only be accessed while connected to the North Schuylkill Network or Classlink.