Virtual Learning Resources August 30, 2021
Device Care for Chromebooks & iPads – Things to keep in mind to keep your device in good working order
Greetings Families – We’ve had quite a few devices brought in for repair, with glitter/nail polish on the keyboard causing the keys to stick; damage from spilled drinks; cracked screens from devices that were dropped; chewed up or lost stylus, etc. If your assigned charger no longer works, please bring it in to exchange it. […]
Greetings Families - We've had quite a few devices brought in for repair, with glitter/nail polish on the keyboard causing the keys to stick; damage from spilled drinks; cracked screens from devices that were dropped; chewed up or lost stylus, etc.
If your assigned charger no longer works, please bring it in to exchange it. If you do not have the charger, you will be charged a $20 replacement fee for Chromebook chargers and $50 for iPad chargers. If they are damaged, we can replace at no charge.
We worked hard to provide the best technology and support for students, and expect they will take good care of their devices.* While accidents happen there are best practices that we should all be following to ensure the laptops stay in good working
order for the year:
This looks fun! Not...Please save the stickers and decoupage
for your personal device. The BDS issued Chromebooks & iPads are loaners to help you do your best work. If anything happens and we have to send the laptop to Verizon for repair, we have to remove all of the stickers and it's a sticky process
that costs time & $$.
Keep food & drink a safe distance from your device. Make sure your hands are clean when you use your computer. You'll find the touchpad and keys work better when they're not sticky or slimy. Really. Also, as fond of the Chromebook as you may
be, you shouldn't have a glitter party on it. Save that for the Saturday house party.
This looks fun, right? Nice relaxing
soak while you catch up on your homework. No. Just no. It won't end well. Just don't do it.
None of us (adults included) should be in front of our screens before bedtime. The blue light disrupts sleeping patterns...BUT it's also very easy for the laptop to fall
and suffer damage. Just ask my son, who fell asleep with his laptop, which fell and cracked the screen just weeks after it was purchased. That screen stayed broken for 3 years! (But I'm not salty about it.)
The stylus tool is for writing and drawing. It's not a toothpick, pacifier, drumstick or q-tip. It's fragile, and needs to be treated gently, like a delicate flower, or a baby hedgehog.
* The charging cord is important. Its sole responsibility is to make sure the laptop comes on when you want it to. No power cord, no battery juice, and the screen stays black. No bueno when you need to be in class. Make sure you keep the charger with the laptop. Have a designated bag that you keep your school tech in, so you will always know where to find it.
There you go. I hope these tips help you and your family keep your tech in good shape for the entire school year. 😊