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Chromebook Program

Background

In the fall of 2014, De La Salle North Catholic studied the use of iPads, laptops, and Chromebooks in a variety of public and private high schools throughout Portland, focusing primarily on the many ways students and teachers use the devices. After this research, the school decided in spring 2015 that Chromebooks were the optimal choice as they allowed students and staff to collaborate on projects, provided easy and reliable access to the internet, were low cost to purchase and repair with minimal down time, and tied everyone in the community together through Google Classroom.

Starting in fall 2015, De La Salle North Catholic provided Chromebooks on mobile carts for use in every class and subject throughout the day.

Chromebooks at De La Salle North Catholic

Teachers use Google Classroom to assign, track and evaluate work. When assigned, students log on to their Google account from any Chromebook or computer in the school where they collaborate on group work, conduct research for various course projects, compose expository essays and science reports, and store all of their work in the cloud.  Students are able to access Google classroom work from home, a local library, or any internet-connected mobile device.

De La Salle North Catholic expects that our students will use technology in a way that upholds the Lasallian Core Principles of examining our world through the eyes of faith, respect for all persons, concern for social justice, and celebrating our diverse community.

The school owns the Chromebooks and lends them out to students through the day. In addition, the school uses a computer management system that tracks use of each device - which student last logged in, what work was completed or site visited. The school expects that students use the Chromebooks responsibly and holds students and families accountable for any damage done to a device.  

Technology Code of Ethics

As a student of De La Salle North Catholic, I pledge to uphold the following Technology Code of Ethics:

  • Technology will not be used to harass or bully others.
  • Technology will not be used to steal or borrow intellectual work.
  • Technology will not be used to access or store inappropriate materials.
  • Technology will not be used to send out “chain” email, mass email and/or surveys that have not been approved by faculty, staff or administration.
  • Technology will not be used in a disrespectful way towards teachers by “multitasking” during class time (e.g., emailing, chatting, doing homework, gaming, etc)
  • Technology will not be used to photograph, record through video or audio any student, faculty, or staff without their knowledge and consent.
  • Technology will not be used to express profanity and vulgarities in any online source, including De La Salle North Catholic’s website, De La Salle North Catholic’s media services, or other internet sites.
  • Technology will not be used to attempt to access other students’ or staffs’ private information
  • Technology will not be used to share any personal information about you or any student or school personnel to anyone via the internet.
  • Technology will not be used in a way that endangers your safety or the safety of students or staff members.
  • Technology will not be used in a way that would disrupt the use of the network by others.