I was assigned the task of preparing a presentation for our parent community detailing the reasoning, and roll-out for our student devices. I opted to create a PowerPoint presentation, which we will also include on our school website.
The creation of the presentation was very easy, thanks to the hard work of the our Tech Leadership Team in creating a thorough and detailed Responsible Use Agreement. I will be presenting this PPT to our middle school parents, along with one of our Tech Leadership Team members. We will require that parents attend one of two evening presentations that will be offered at the start of school. Attendance will be taken at these presentations to track participation of each student family. At the end of each presentation, parents will be issued a Statement of Responsibilities to take home, review with their student, and sign. The SOR must be signed by both the parent/guardian and the student in order for the student to receive her device on September 8th.
A copy of our presentation is below: