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I don’t have my own electronic communication device to bring to school. Will I be penalized or miss out on instruction?
No, it is not mandatory for students to bring a device, even if they do own one. Use of personal electronic devices will be optional. Keep in mind that learning can be enhanced greatly for the entire class even if only a handful of students have a device.
I have my device with me in class. How do I get on the Internet now?
Most devices will detect a wireless connection when you are near one. Most of the time devices will ask you if you would like to join the network when prompted, choose “Public Wireless” from the list.
My device is not prompting me to choose a wireless network. Is there another way to connect?
In the SETTINGS menu of your device, there is usually an icon for a network. Go to this icon and choose “Public Wireless”.
I can’t get my device to connect to the network. Can I get some help from someone?
You may ask your teacher for suggestions, but it is not the responsibility of your teacher or other staff to troubleshoot individual devices during the school day.
I need to save my work in my network folder. Why can’t I access this resource?
You are on the public network. It is not the same as the network you would normally access from a school computer. You will not see your network folder, so you will need to save your work in another place. Some options include Moodle, on your own hard drive, Google Docs, Box.com, Dropbox.com, etc.
I need to print the assignment I just completed, why is there no printer when I try this?
Like the network folders, printers are networked differently in the school and will not be available when you log into the “Public Wireless” network. Some network solutions include saving it to a flash drive or printing it from home or another school computer. Keep in mind that using school printers in the classroom or other learning spaces is at the discretion of the teacher or other school administrator.
My device was stolen when I brought it to school. Who should I contact about this?
Grandview R-II School District is not responsible for the theft of a device, according to the handbook, nor are they responsible for any damage done to the device while at school. Any time a theft occurs, you should contact a teacher or administrator to make them aware of the offense. Bringing your own deviceto school can be useful; however, some risks are involved as well. It is always a good idea to record the device’s serial number and have a tracking option to have in case of theft.
Why am I filtered on my own computer? Shouldn’t I be able to see what I want to on my own device?
Internet filtering is a requirement of all public schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered regardless of the device you use to access it while in a public school. You own your device, but the network you’re using belongs to the school and Internet access will be filtered.
Am I still held accountable for the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) I signed at the beginning of the school year even though this is my personal device?
Yes, students using a personally owned device must have both the Acceptable Use Policy and the Device User Agreement signed.

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