1-to-1 Essentials - Q&A Template

Helping schools, families, and students harness the power of technology responsibly.

Phase 1: Envision

Outline how you will communicate with all of the key players involved in your 1-to-1 program. Get everyone on the same page and spur collaboration.

Download Phase 2 Action Plan PDF

Q&A for Families

Use the following questions as a starting point to create a customized Q&A for Families about your school’s 1-to-1 program and rollout. Select the questions that are most relevant to your school’s program, press Submit, and then answer each question to best address your school community’s needs. Consider grouping questions according to specific topics such as Getting Started, Safety, School Use, Home Use, Tech-Specific, Family Engagement, etc.
In the text boxes below your selected questions, add responses that speak to your school’s individual program. Share these handouts with families (and even your staff). Consider adding a title if you plan on creating a series of Q&As. Feel free to add a contact person at the bottom of this form.
 
Question 1: How and when will the devices be distributed?
 
Question 2: Will students take their devices home with them?
 
Question 3: How are students and staff being trained for this 1-to-1 rollout?
 
Question 4: Will there be ongoing education for parents and caregivers?
 
Question 5: What are some basic tablet functions that I should know about (e.g., saving, data backup, printing)?
 
Question 6: Will the school provide a case and/or accessories for the device?
 
Question 7: How and where should devices be stored/cared for at home?
 
Question 8: What is my family’s responsibility for loss or breakage in school, out of school, or both?
 
Question 9: Is there an insurance plan for devices bought by families and/or for devices loaned to families by schools or districts?
 
Question 10: Is there an acceptable use policy (AUP)? Where can I find it?
 
Question 11: What are the school’s disciplinary consequences for inappropriate use?
 
Question 12: How do any disciplinary consequences extend beyond the school day and off-campus?
 
Question 13: How will schoolwork be affected if my child loses the privilege to use the device?
 
Question 14: What is my family’s responsibility in monitoring what my child does on the device at home?
 
Question 15: Will the device need to be connected to the Internet to complete homework assignments?
 
Question 16: Is the school using a content filter for Internet browsing?
 
Question 17: Is there a way I can have similar filtering options at home?
 
Question 18: What are the specs and configuration of the device?
 
Question 19: Can my child and I configure or personalize the device in any way?
 
Question 20: What are the expectations around using the tablet at home? Is it just for school work or can my child use it for personal or entertainment reasons?
 
Question 21: Who else can use my child’s device?
 
Question 22: What apps will be preloaded on the devices?
 
Question 23: How will students learn to use the device and apps?
 
Question 24: Can we purchase or install apps ourselves on the device?
 
Question 25: Can we download free apps on the device?
 
Question 26: Will students have email or other accounts?
 
Question 27: How can I access or view my child’s digital work?
 
Question 28: Will we have access to the school’s online content outside of the school day?
 
Question 29: What kind of tech support will we have outside of school hours?
 
Question 30: How can I help support the school with this 1-to-1 program?
 


 
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How and when will the devices be distributed?


Will students take their devices home with them?


How are students and staff being trained for this 1-to-1 rollout?


Will there be ongoing education for parents and caregivers?


What are some basic tablet functions that I should know about (e.g., saving, data backup, printing)?


Will the school provide a case and/or accessories for the device?


How and where should devices be stored/cared for at home?


What is my family’s responsibility for loss or breakage in school, out of school, or both?


Is there an insurance plan for devices bought by families and/or for devices loaned to families by schools or districts?


Is there an acceptable use policy (AUP)? Where can I find it?


What are the school’s disciplinary consequences for inappropriate use?


How do any disciplinary consequences extend beyond the school day and off-campus?


How will schoolwork be affected if my child loses the privilege to use the device?


What is my family’s responsibility in monitoring what my child does on the device at home?


Will the device need to be connected to the Internet to complete homework assignments?


Is the school using a content filter for Internet browsing?


Is there a way I can have similar filtering options at home?


What are the specs and configuration of the device?


Can my child and I configure or personalize the device in any way?


What are the expectations around using the tablet at home? Is it just for schoolwork or can my child use it for personal or entertainment reasons?


Who else can use my child’s device?


What apps will be preloaded on the devices?


How will students learn to use the device and apps?


Can we purchase or install apps ourselves on the device?


Can we download free apps on the device?


Will students have email or other accounts?


How can I access or view my child’s digital work?


Will we have access to the school’s online content outside of the school day?


What kind of tech support will we have outside of school hours?


How can I help support the school with this 1-to-1 program?


 

 

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