a student using a laptop

One-to-One computing offers many benefits to our modern day classroom and learner.  Bellevue’s expectation is that the student will have their computing device (laptop) with them for use in all their classes and for continued use at home.  The laptop will allow students to access learning materials and engage in real-time inquiry as their questions arise.  Adaptive learning software has evolved to a point that students can track their own learning and have confidence in their progress. Laptops also support Problem-Based Learning, allowing students to research, collaborate, and produce a final product to share with peers, teachers and parents.

apParent Online

The Bellevue School District has worked with AssistX Education to make the mobile app, apParent Online, available to you at no cost. The app will allow you to monitor and manage your child’s district issued laptop. apParent Online is available for Android and iOS devices.

For more information, please see Student Device Monitoring for Families.

Why One-to-One?

Having the students take their laptops home provides several advantages. Once students leave the school campus, they are exposed to a different set of tools at home.  Some have equivalent technology, though not the same software; others have faster, more powerful computers and become frustrated with the school devices; others have no technology at home and are limited in what they can do after the school day.  By issuing students the same laptops we hope to make technology access and learning opportunities equitable.  All students have the same tools aligned with teaching and designed to best support their learning.

From the teachers’ perspective, a major advantage is that students are ready to start learning when the bell rings.  Laptops no longer have to be handed out on a daily basis.  Ten to twenty minutes of instruction time is lost each time a laptop has to be passed out and collected.

Strengthen 21st Century Skills by preparing students for college, career and life

24/7 Learning

Creating richer, deeper learning experience for students

Access to Curriculum and Online Assessments

Collaboration

Create Digital Citizens


Frequently Asked Questions

How and when will the devices be distributed?

Schools plan to provide students with their device during the first few days of school.  Students and parents should be aware of the Technology Responsible Use Pledge – English.pdf

Will the school provide a case and/or accessories for the device?

The School will provide the each student with a device, powercord and stylus.  We need ALL students to always transport their computer in a backpack to minimize damage that might occur.

What apps will be preloaded on the devices?

We have loaded most of the applications that students have had access at school, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote) Smart Notebook, Adobe Reader.

Will the device need to be connected to the Internet to complete homework assignments?

The OneDrive allows students to access ALL their files off-line so they can complete assignments and then turn them in when they arrive to school each day.  The school also has tutorial and  after school time that students can remain on campus and access the BSD network.

Can my child and I configure or personalize the device in any way?

We have configured the devices centrally and will limit what students can change.

What are the expectations around using the tablet at home? Is it just for school work or can my child use it for personal or entertainment reasons?

The device is for your child and their learning for school, you can use it periodically for personal use, please refer to the Responsible Use Pledge.

Who else can use my child’s device?

This device can only be used with your student’s username and password.

Will students have email or other accounts?

YES, with Office 365, students will have a BSD405.org email.  Middle school students are restricted to emailing students and teachers within the Bellevue School District.  High school students can email students and teachers within the Bellevue School District, as well as outside the district.

How can I access or view my child’s digital work?

Students should share with you their login and password so that you can access their OneDrive folder and access their Microsoft Teams account.

Will we have access to the school’s online content outside of the school day?

Students should share with you their login and password so that you can access their OneDrive folder and access their Microsoft Teams account.

Is the school using a content filter for Internet browsing?

The Bellevue School District is required to filter the content for all students.  This is for any device that the student uses on the BSD network.  The students with BSD devices will ALSO be filtered on that device at ALL times.  So some sites and images will not be accessible to students.

We realize that not all sites/images will be filtered and that is why we also want to teach students about what is appropriate use for both in school and at home.

Is there a way I can have similar filtering options at home?

YES, student devices will filter content at both home and school.

Will there be ongoing education for parents and caregivers?

Yes, we would like to have parent nights to help parents learn more about the device and the way they can support their student.

What are some basic tablet functions that I should know about (e.g., saving, data backup, printing)?

The device is a 2 in 1-  a laptop and a tablet, there is a stylus (pen) for the students to ink with.  This is important to not lose.  The computer has a hard drive, however we are asking students to save all their files to the “cloud” (OneDrive) so they will never lose any of their work.  OneDrive also will allow them to access these files from any computer that has internet access.

How will students learn to use the device and apps?

Each school plans to teach students to use the device and apps throughout the year.  It could be helpful for parents to ask their students what they have learned recently and for them to teach their parents.

How and where should devices be stored/cared for at home?

Families should find a safe place at home, where the device can be charged each night.  Families should also set times when the device should be off and away. Students should not be unsupervised while using their device.  The kitchen/ living room is a good place.

General rule-  students should be ok with anyone looking at their device screen at any time.

What is my family’s responsibility for loss or breakage in school, out of school or both?

Families are responsible for the device and will be expected to pay the replacement cost for power charges, stylus , damages, and/or loss. The district reserves the right to charge the full cost of replacement. Please read our Student Device Damage Guidelines.

What are the school’s disciplinary consequences for inappropriate use?

We approach discipline in the same way we approach incidents in person. (link to discipline matrix?) We always look at student behavior as an opportunity for learning and will work with your student to ensure they can follow the responsible use pledge.

How do any disciplinary consequences extend beyond the school day and off-campus?

Yes, appropriate use is for all the time a student is using the device, at home or at school.  If bullying/ sexual harassment occurs we could also contact local law enforcement.  Any action that makes any person feel unsafe to attend school, needs to be addressed.

How will schoolwork be affected if my child loses the privilege to use the device?

In the case that a student’s device is taken away, they will still have access at school and teachers will be notified that the student does not have the device at home.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.