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"Show and Share" Laptop Showcase:

We invite you to stop by one of our High Schools on the Dates/Times listed below to review the three laptop devices we are considering for the 2015 school year.  You will have an opportunity to review each device and share feedback during each showcase opportunity - students, parents and community members are invited to review the devices and share feedback:

  • Monday, Dec. 8th at Johnson High School - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9th at Grissom High School - 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 11th at Huntsville High School - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, Jan. 13th at Lee HS/New Century HS - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 15th at Columbia High School - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Friday, Jan. 16th at Butler High School - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Click on the links below to view the features and benefits video of each device (Lenovo, Dell, HP725-teacher and student devices):

Lenovo

Student 11e Yoga:

Thinkpad 11e student Yoga

Teacher Yoga:

Thinkpad Yoga: teacher device

 

Dell Videos

Student Latitude 13 series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqzSraIxMZ4&feature=youtu.be

Teacher 5450 series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqzSraIxMZ4&feature=youtu.be

 

HP 725

Student and Teacher:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRtpm875RD8

To share feedback regarding the different devices, please click on the survey link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Vv0-dKRWvFKhyVYmVoXsE2_zAH0Cx0QwZg23EqXHTV8/viewform

 Spanish version of survey:  

http://goo.gl/forms/nY3kOAn73Q

  


 School Districts - Digital 1:1 Site Visits/Tours:

  • January 21, 2015
  • February 26, 2015
  • March 18, 2015

CLICK HERE to Register for the School District Site Visits (please  complete the registration form for each attendee)

CLICK HERE to review a sample Tour Agenda (subject to change)

Here are a few hotel choices in the area:

  • SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown - 745 Constellation Place Drive SW · HuntsvilleAlabama 35801
  • Huntsville Marriott - 5 Tranquility Base · HuntsvilleAlabama 35805 
  • Hampton Inn Huntsville-Arsenal/South Pkway - 501 Boulevard South SW, Huntsville, Alabama, 35802
  • Embassy Suites Huntsville - Hotel & Spa  - 800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801

We look forward to your visit ...   


 [CLICK HERE to view:  Our Digital Story

Click here to view the Laptop Care Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMwm8THobfc&feature=em-share_video_user


Why technology is so important: 

·         98% middle/high students own a digital device. 

·         27% of students say their laptop is their most important tool in the backpack. 

·         38% of students say they can’t go 10 minutes without using a digital device. 

·         75% of students say they would not be able to study without technology.  

·         46% of students say they are more likely to do their homework if it is on their digital device. 

·         80% of students use digital devices to write or research for class homework.   (Source:  educ. nation.com)


 RESOURCES:

 

  

 

  • Wi-Fi "hot spots" in Huntsville & the surrounding area:

     Information from the City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation Division:

     ·         John Hunt Park ·         Natatorium  ·         Soccer Complex on Triana  ·         Softball Complex on Patton Rd.  ·         Braham Spring Park – near the Special Needs playground  ·         Lakewood Rec Center  ·         Braham Spring Rec Center  ·         Richard Showers Center  ·         Westside Center (Earl St. – between Clinton/Gov.)  ·         Calvary Hill Center (Northwood subdivision)

     Second phase of wi-fi placement includes:

    ·         Optimist Park  ·         Scruggs Center  ·         Max Luther Center


Parent workshops were held throughout the school district to demonstrate the new Digital Curriculum, assist with Technical Issues, introduce Edmodo, etc.  If you were not able to attend, the program below has the highlights.

 

HCS News and Views / Dr. Wardynski District  Update (September 2012) LINK 

 

Digital Initiative in Huntsville City Schools

  

Digital 1:1 Initiative support:

Pearson Technical Support is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Technical Support site is available 24 x 7 at:

http://support.pearsonschool.com

There is a Huntsville dedicated page available on Community Connection at:

http://support.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm/products/one-to-one/huntsville/

(on the right hand column of this page you will find your support options including a link to email Support, chat or call)

 

Digital Initiative helps ESL students

 


     

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Huntsville City Board of Education will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. For more information contact: Belinda.Williams@hsv-k12.org (256)428-6836.