1:Web in BVSD
The 1:Web program supports the BVSD Mission—“to create challenging, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives”—by achieving and maintaining a focus on student learning through digital devices and preparing them to use these devices as productive members of a digitally connected society. Students and teachers will have the access they need to
- critically think, and
- create for authentic audiences.
1:Web is a term derived from 1:1 (or 1 device for every person), a phrase common in school districts across the globe. At its core, 1:Web is about each student being able to connect to the world online through any device.
Starting April 2018, the 1:Web Agreement will be signed by parents/guardians as they complete the Annual Data Update/Online Registration forms. If a parent does not sign electronically, they may submit a paper copy of the 1:Web Parent Agreement. Students will sign the agreement as part of a Digital Citizenship course in school.
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ConnectME is a public-private partnership between BVSD and Livewire Networks that was approved on April 14, 2020. This service provides free broadband internet access to qualifying families across the district. For more information about this program please review the information below:
Schools that choose to participate in the 1:Web program go through a thorough planning process to ensure a successful implementation. This 1:Web implementation document helps guide focused and productive conversations between all stakeholders.
A student tech team can support devices at your school while giving students important technology skills for the future. Read how other schools around the country implemented their student tech teams.
- Keep your Chromebook on a flat surface like a table or a desk. (Don't leave it on the floor where someone could step on it.
- Don't pile things on top of your Chromebook.
- Make sure there isn't anything on the keyboard when you close your Chromebook.
- Keep food and drinks away from your Chromebook and make sure your hands are clean. (Crumbs and liquids are very bad for your Chromebook and can cause it to stop working properly.)
- Be careful how you carry your Chromebook. Make sure your Chromebook is closed, always use two hands, and never carry your Chromebook by the screen.
- Keep it charged. Plug it in when you are not using it so that it will be charged and ready when you need it.
- Tell your teacher right away if it breaks. Don't try to fix it yourself.
- Remember to take care of yourself online too. Stay on approved websites, keep your password private, and log off when you're done. Remember anything that happens under your account is your responsibility.
Digital citizenship is the ability to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in the digital world (Common Sense Media). We want all students to be able to use technology safely and appropriately, understand how it affects themselves and others, and participate with confidence in a thoughtful manner. Digital citizenship requires an ongoing, whole-community approach so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically, and digitally engaged lives.
“All students have a right to an education that helps them realize their greatest potential. This right should not be affected by geographic location, family income, disability, language, race, or background. Technology can help to expand opportunities for students that may not be available to them within the bounds of their physical classrooms.”
- Arne Duncan, Former US Secretary of Education
In the absence of definitive guidelines for screen time limits, BVSD looks to resources such as Common Sense Media’s Screen Time page and the American Association of Pediatrics for guidance. Additionally, we also have curated screen time research (posted on our BVSD 1:Web page) to help our community create opportunities for conversations.
- Questions or Need Help?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- GoGuardian Classroom Management Tool
- Filtering and GoGuardian
- Things to Remember
- Managing Passwords (Single Sign On Portal) for Grades 5-12
Questions or need help?
Connect with our Service Desk via live chat or by entering a ticket at help.bvsd.org by logging in with a student account. You can also call 720-561-HELP to speak to a technician. Our Service Desk hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Please try some of the troubleshooting steps in this document. Primarily, #4 is a big help for many issues. If this does not work, please reach out to our IT Service Desk to further troubleshoot or to schedule a delivery of a replacement device. Technicians are available Monday-Friday from 7:00 am-4:30 pm and they can be reached at 720-561-HELP.
Need a device
If your child missed the deployment or needs a loaner device, please call the IT Service Desk at 720-561-HELP M-F 7:00-4:30 and provide the following information and we will get a delivery scheduled for you:
Student's full name, School, and grade
Best contact phone number
Please call the IT Service Desk at 720-561-HELP M-F 7:00-4:30 and provide the following information and we will get a home delivery device swap scheduled for you:
- Student's full name, School, and grade
- Asset tag number (little blue sticker on the bottom of the device)
- Best contact phone number
- Home address
- Describe the problem
Google Meet issuesThis is an issue on Google's end and it has been escalated. They are working on the problem but in the meantime, the only workaround is to have the teacher use "add a person" to allow your child to rejoin. We are hoping for a resolution from Google soon.
Changing in-person/online learning preferences
Please reach out to the office staff or registrar at your child's school. They can update that preference for you
The Go Guardian Classroom management tool is an extension that is added to the BVSD student account. When and if the teacher initiates a Go Guardian session, the tool will be enabled only on chrome with the student's account during the teacher's classroom time. The classroom management is a tool that a teacher can choose to use during instructional time. The management software is only available for teachers to use, if desired, during the 7:30 - 4:00 time frame. Since remote learning is an extension of the classroom, this tool provides the teacher with additional resources that can support home learning. One of the reasons this tool was selected was the desire to help teachers manage classroom digital work by;
- visually assess and respond to your child’s progress during class time (assist and help if needed to get students to the right location, help them access the site or tools so less instructional time is used trying to get to the needed digital resource)
- Easily distribute teacher determined online resources to your child (helping to redirect students to the online resources needed for classroom discussion by being able to send that URL to all students easily)
- Monitor activity on student devices and intervene if content unrelated to the learning goal is being accessed
- Focus your child’s/children’s learning experience and age-appropriate online resources as determined by their teacher
The request for classroom management software was determined by parent requests to the school board to help students focus on educational digital content addressed in class. A few software titles were looked at and piloted in 2019 and Go Guardian was the selected tool for classroom management software. It was brought to the board for approval and purchased in March 2019. Here is the information for that agreement with BVSD and Go Guardian.
The GoGuardian software serves dual purposes. The first is the classroom management tool. This function allows teachers to monitor students’ screens from their own as well as give customized support to students. The second tool allows 24 hour filtering on BVSD devices and/or if a student is logged into their BVSD account on the Google Chrome browser. This product works as an additional web filter to block inappropriate sites when students are logged into their BVSD accounts on BVSD Chromebooks.
If you would like more information regarding this software, as well as information to opt your student out of the filtering tool, see this parent information letter and fact sheet that were emailed out at the start of school to the new schools and pilot schools last year.
MORE INFORMATION: Go Guardian Information Sheet
BVSD and the student agree to the following:
- The device including accessories (collectively referred to as the “Device”) being lent is identified by the BVSD Asset Tag Number
- The Device is managed and owned by BVSD. All of BVSD’s management software is included on the Device and may not be removed from the Device under any circumstance. The Device is to be prepared for academic use at all times.
- If the student leaves the school district prior to the end of the term, the Device must immediately be returned to BVSD. If the Device is not returned the student will be responsible for the original cost of the Device.
- The student agrees to return the Device within seven (7) days of notification from BVSD, or when BVSD’s normal school schedule resumes, whichever is earlier. If the Device is not returned at the requested date, the student will be responsible for reimbursing BVSD the original cost of the Device.
- The student will reimburse BVSD for any Device repair costs incurred due to damage, not to exceed the original Device cost.
- In the event of a theft of the Device, the student must report to BVSD immediately and may be required to complete a police report. At BVSD’s discretion, a new Device may be issued to the student.
- The student shall not deface the Device in any way that is including, but not limited to, adding stickers, drawing on the Device or modifying the exterior or hardware of the Device. If the Device is defaced, the student will be responsible for the original Device cost.