1:1 Netbook Program
Getting your Netbooks Repaired
1) Contact LWT Netbook Supplier (Learning With Technologies) 1300 556 788 / firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Tell the Technicians what the problem is, and they will advise you whether:
A) Malfunction is Software. Netbook will need to wiped and re-imaged when school returns
B) Malfunction is Hardware and is under warranty. A technician will come out to the school. You’ll need to provide them with the serial number on the Netbook.
C) Malfunction is assessed and is not under warranty. If it is not claimable under normal warranty circumstances you will need to pay the agreed $50 excess to claim under the insurance policy.
3) Pay $50 to the school office. A technician will come out to the school to complete the repairs.
4) You’ll need to provide us with the serial number on the Netbook.
In the event of a replacement claim, you need to contact LWT and ask them to email our insurance company a replacement quote for the Netbook. You need to email your claim form to our insurance company and a quote for a replacement unit from LWT.
Netbook Technical Support – LWT
Learning with Technologies P/L
Service Phone: 1300 556 788
Fax: 1300 550 718
Frequently Asked Questions from our Brochure
Why are we moving in this direction? How can netbooks improve learning?
Today’s students think, connect and communicate differently from those who were at school even only a few years ago. DET Netbook Trial research showed that students with 1:1 access are:
- more motivated and engaged in learning
- better organised with improved literacy and numeracy outcomes
- better able to collaborate and analytically think
1:1 Netbooks promote better learning in and out of school by encouraging:
- anywhere, anytime access to learning
- independent, self-initiated learning, e.g. promotion of problem solving skills, ability to ‘Google’ questions they have
- more family involvement in education through accessing their Netbook
- collaboration between students in different schools, states and even countries
- ability to teach students how to communicate appropriately and safely in social websites
- the ability to access homework and school information online and offline
- more time for teachers to teach students to use the internet appropriately as a tool to learn
- greater access to real-time information, digital learning resources and educational software
- working in online spaces such as a Wikispaces where students can access varied content to support their level of understanding in a subject area
- immediate feedback on their learning such as on Study Ladder, students have access to reflect instantly and not wait for their work to be corrected by the teacher
- the ability to digitally capture any learning, such as videos or photographs to create things such as digital stories
- opportunities to discuss cyber bullying as a real issue and discuss impacts of this as a class.
What is 1:1?
1-to-1 learning is where each student and teacher has one internet connected Netbook computer for use in the classroom and at home. The Portable computers called “netbooks” weigh just over 1kg and fit easily into a school bag. It is loaded with software that students need and backed up with in-school technical support. The netbooks will give participating students the tools to learn in a digital age. Wireless internet access will be available at school, and netbooks can also be used at home – with or without internet access. The School rents these netbooks to parents.
How will I afford this?
Payment can be made as a lump sum or in termly instalments in advance.
What if I can’t afford it?
Your child will still have the same quality program they currently have. They will have opportunities to access our current allocation of netbooks for use in their learning.
When will they arrive?
Netbooks will be ready for distribution as close to the start of each school year as possible.
What kind of contract or agreement needs to be signed?
During the 1-to-1 program rollout, the Acceptable Usage Policy AND a Parent & Co-contribution agreement needs to be signed.
Will students use computers ‘too much’ for schoolwork?
The 1-to-1 device will complement the existing school curriculum by providing appropriate digital learning tools in balance with more traditional learning tools. The goals of the curriculum are supported, not supplemented, by the use of 1-to-1 devices. Students will use 1-to-1 devices where they serve a purpose, for instance, in research, data analysis and generating presentations. Wireless access will allow for ‘just-in-time’ learning where students can search for information or collaborate with others in a real-time context. Students will be able to use their school files at home and be able to collaborate with their peers on projects through social networking.
Will learning outcomes be evaluated differently?
Students will continue to be evaluated against the Victorian Curriculum F-10. The devices complement the existing school curriculum by providing digital learning tools that link in with planned classroom activities. Wireless access points will foster collaboration and teamwork, allowing students to search for information together and share the learning experience.
What about handwriting?
Students will continue to write with paper and pencil and work to improve their handwriting as well as using the keyboard.
Won’t students be able to ‘cheat’ by using the spell checker?
The spell checker is a tool to allow students immediate feedback on the correct spelling of words they use. It supplements our existing school spelling program but does not replace it.
What if students play on the devices during the school day instead of going outside for recess?
The devices will provide additional support for student learning, and therefore students will be supervised, as they would be for any learning activity. They will not be used over recess breaks.