Frequently Asked Questions
Q Asus Eee Tablet specifications and overview
Specs & Overview
Q How was Kent City Community Schools able to purchase the tablets?
They were purchased through a school improvement grant written in the 2010 school year.
Q Will the school's filtering system work at home so my student doesn't download inappropriate content?
The LightSpeed Mobile Filter App on all student devices directs Internet traffic back to the district content filter ensuring filtering whether at school or any other location, the device is filtered. This filter will work on all devices accessing the district Internet connection.
There are ways to set up filtering for your other home wireless devices. Check out the following article to find out how: http://www.digmo.co.uk/tip/easy-Tablet-internet-filtering-via-opendns/
Q How long will the Tablet battery last?
The Tablet battery is built to last up to 10 hours when fully charged.
Q How do I clean my Tablet?
The Tablet can be cleaned with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the Tablet. Use of unapproved cleaners may remove the protective film covering the face of the Tablet.
Q Can I decorate my Tablet?
The Tablet and Tablet cover must remain free of stickers, writing, painting, or any other forms of adornment.
Q May students take the Tablet home?
Yes, students should take their Tablet home to complete school work and to charge their Tablet. The Tablet will be in their possession 24/7 during the school year. Students must have a signed Acceptable Use Policy and Tablet Handbook Contract to participate in the take home Tablet program.
Q Can students keep their Tablet over the summer?
Tablets will be turned in at the end of each school year for maintenance purposes.
Q Will students have the same Tablet from year to year?
Yes, tablets will remain with the same user throughout their high school career.
Q What happens if I lose my Tablet?
Students should immediately report to their school's front office if their Tablet gets lost or damaged. The school's administration may work with local authorities to help with the issue. If the Tablet is not found, the student's family will be charged $400 and the student's Tablet will be replaced. It is up to the school's administration if the student will be allowed to take home the new Tablet.
Q Who will receive a Tablet?
In the summer of 2011, all Kent City High School teaching staff received a Tablet. In the winter (December 2011) all high school students (grades 9-12) will receive a tablet.
Q Why is Kent City Community Schools pursuing this 1-1 Tablet initiative?
The changing landscape of the world's information from analog form to digital form will certainly require today's student to have a different set of skills than what was required just a decade ago. Future graduates must not be equipped with just the three R's, but also must be equipped with 21st century skills of problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and technological literacy. Students will need to be able to quickly and accurately find answers to questions, synthesize information, communicate and collaborate with colleagues--not just in their own office, but with a global community of colleagues and customers. Together with parents and community members, Kent City Community Schools wants to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to responsibly navigate through this emerging modern world.