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CAMPUS: Accessibility with personal versus school issued computers

CAMPUS: Accessibility with personal versus school issued computers

Asia Celestine April 21, 2024

Many SCHS students and staff are given the option to use personal devices or school-provided Chromebooks. Within the debate of personal versus district devices, staff and students shared which device they...

SCUSD has removed many extensions from the Chrome Web Store in order to keep students safe and able to use their Chromebooks efficiently.

SCUSD navigates students’ experiences with Chrome extensions and the potential safety hazards that accompany them

Melina Kritikopoulos March 10, 2021

Recently, students and staff have noticed certain Google Chrome extensions have stopped functioning or have disappeared from their devices. Many assumed popular extensions like Nod and Grid were blocked...

Many students feel Securely filters hinder their experience, although the districts intent is only to protect students.

New Securely filters enable SCUSD to foster online safety in grade-specific ways

Melina Kritikopoulos March 7, 2021

When one-to-one Chromebooks were first introduced, a student may have opened their Chromebook and typed in a perfectly innocent phrase, only to receive a blocked Securely screen after searching. For SCUSD,...

The change occurred because certain students were using their personal accounts to access restricted apps.

The recent restriction of personal accounts on school-issued Chromebooks has hindered many students’ technological freedoms

Melina Kritikopoulos January 29, 2020

Last week, many SCHS students opened their school-issued Chromebooks only to find that the ability to use multiple accounts had been disabled. According to Vice Principal of Attendance, Technology and...

Some feel that the “DyKnow” program infringes on student privacy.

District-wide decision introduces ‘DyKnow,’ a new Chromebook monitoring program

Alina Jafri December 18, 2019

Senior Nabeha Barkatullah turns on her Chromebook during class time and opens to a tab from a previous class. After just a few seconds, her screen goes black. The message “stay on task, now’s not the...

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