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2019 e-Learning Scheme

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Chromebooks can be collected during the Summer Break on Friday 26th July, Friday 16th August, Tuesday 20th August or Wednesday 21st August. Collection times are between 9.30am and 3.30pm from the Media Centre located in the Kirk Building/A Block. There is no need to book an appointment as each issue should only take a few minutes.
 
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO BRING THE LEARNING FOUNDATION’S DIRECT DEBIT SET UP CONFIRMATION WITH YOU

Chromebook Information Evenings

Chromebook Information Evenings for Our New Year 7 Students will be held from Monday 1st July until Friday 5th July at 4.15pm & 5.15pm in The Balcony Restaurant which is located at the top of A Block/Kirk Building. No need to book an appointment but please arrive promptly for the start at either 4.15pm or 5.15pm. 
If you require a Chromebook for your Year 7 child please set up your direct debit using the link below;  
 
 
The next Chromebook Collection dates are Wednesday 4th September or Wednesday 11th September between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Collections will be from The Media Centre located in A Block/The Kirk Building. If you have someone collecting a Chromebook on your behalf they will need to bring a signed letter from you for us to issue the device. Chromebooks must be collected by a parent or carer.   
 
If you have any questions please email e-learning@homewood.kent.sch.uk
 

At Homewood School, we have over the last thirteen years provided leading edge technology for students. With Charitable donations from parents and funding by the school, we have succeeded in introducing over 4,200 mobile devices to our students. All students have an opportunity to obtain a device through the school. We are asking you to support this scheme by making a voluntary donation to the Learning Foundation.

The 21st Century child has been born into a technology-filled world and is comfortable with each new development – computers, the internet, mobiles phones and gaming consoles. To them, it’s all a perfectly normal way of communicating, learning and playing. Research confirms that while children do like to play video games, they also get a huge amount of benefit from them in terms of developing skills in research, communications, creative writing and revision. Plus, of course, vital computer skills for when they start work.

About the scheme, partnered with the Learning foundation

Technology offers us a unique opportunity — “To extend learning support beyond the classroom”. Whilst schools are better equipped than ever before, the variation in the quality of learning that takes place at home is significant. As children only spend 15% of their lives at school, the learning that takes place at home is extremely important to their future success. At Homewood School we have, over the last 13 years provided leading edge ICT resources for students. With charitable donations from parents and funding by the school, we have succeeded in introducing over 4,200 mobile devices to our students. All students have the opportunity to obtain a mobile device through the school. However, we want to ensure that every student has his or her own computer in every lesson and at home every evening. The school has committed a large amount of funding to make this ambition become a reality. Working in partnership with parents, we need to sustain the availability of this level of ICT resources to all students.

If you have any queries or questions relating to the e-Learning Scheme then please contact us on 01580 764222 Ext 211.

In order to minimise the impact to learning, we have prepared some simple steps you can take to ensure the longevity of the device:

  • Keep your Chromebook in a sturdy case

We recommend that Chromebooks are kept in the case provided by us.

  • Never leave your Chromebook unattended

Chromebooks could easily be picked up by another student unintentionally so keep your Chromebook with you at all times. Our 1 year insurance will cover accidental damage and theft but does not cover neglect. 

  • Keep food and drink away

Water damage is a common issue and typically renders the device unrecoverable. Keep any food and drink away from the Chromebook, and when placed in your bag ensure fluid containers are tightly sealed to prevent leaks.

If you require any further information or assistance relating to this scheme then please do not hesitate to contact the ICT Support Team on 01580 764222 Extension 211 or email e-learning@homewood.kent.sch.uk