Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Time To Buy Insurance For Your Device!

It's a great idea to think about your insurance coverage right before summer starts. It's smart to have insurance; you never know when your Chromebook or netbook is going to slip out of your hand. Cracked screens are quite common; plan ahead to cover the expenses you're likely to have down the road.

It's easy to buy the insurance. Here's Suha:

In the video, Suha has chosen a $250.00 policy, which is based on the current value of a Chromebook. She has also selected a $0.00 deductible because it's an excellent value, but families will have to decide for themselves which policy makes the most sense.

For your convenience, here's a link to the insurance portal.

Remember to read your policy, keep it handy, and note the expiration date. You'll want to renew when your policy term is up.  And just as important-- learn how to use your policy when it comes time to make a claim. We've got a tutorial for that process here.

Questions about insurance? Don't hesitate to contact the Help Desk.

North: 847-626-2201                     West: 847-626-2721

Note: This web portal allows District 219 families to purchase insurance with our group discount. There's no need to click on the "promo code" button; the promotional discount is already applied to your purchase.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fourth Quarter Reminders For All Students

For Seniors and Early Graduates
  • After you graduate, you will no longer have access to your school's ILP account. So, to prepare for your departure, please note:
    • If you'd like to save any information in your Individual Learning Plan, each page has a button at the bottom titled "Print PDF Form." Press this button and a PDF page will appear for you to print or save from your browser.
  • Laptops given to students as part of the Anywhere, Anytime Learning programs are yours to keep when you graduate, which are the Dell, Asus Netbooks, or Samsung Chromebooks.
  • All other equipment borrowed must be returned, such as Cameras, Headsets, etc... to appropriate departments. 
  • You will have access to your @nths219.org Email and Google Docs for one year after graduation.  We recommend moving your information to another personal account such as Gmail. 
Read more here. 

For Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

Buy the optional insurance and pay attention to your policy's expiration date. It is never too late to insure your device; we recommend that everyone do so. Learn all about insurance here.  To buy insurance online, go here.  

Take the Atomic Learning Digital Literacy Assessment. You can learn about the assessment here. If you want some ideas for improving your digital literacy score, watch this

For Everyone

Return all borrowed equipment.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Evernote: A Comprehensive Tool For Students and Teachers

If you are not familiar with Evernote, then you are missing out on one of the great web 2.0 products to organize your notes. While Evernote seems to be used for personal note keeping, teachers are using it to support learning.  Below are 10 Interesting Ways to use Evernote to Support Learning:

As always, please stop Student Help Desk if you need assistance.

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