Technology

Students work on computer projects during class.

De La Salle Collegiate is a Google Apps for Education school for all students, faculty and staff. This secure suite of tools is designed to encourage collaboration and communication while developing 21st century skills and facilitating dynamic classroom instruction for learning.
 

Each student has received access to the following tools:

EMAIL: A secure email address dedicated for school, which teachers can send announcements and students can collaborate on assignments with one another.

CALENDAR: Students can organize their schedules and share events and calendars with others.

DRIVE: Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real time with classmates and/or teachers.

CLASSROOM: Teachers assign work to students. Classroom is an area where students submit their classroom work by due dates set by the teacher.

INFINITE CAMPUS PORTALCampus Parent and Campus Student provide real-time access to announcements, assignments, attendance, grades, schedules and more. See what is currently happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process. 

NEW USERS
1. Search for De La Salle
2. Click the green Parent/Student button.
3. Click New User at the bottom of the login screen.
4. Enter the activation key sent to you by our Technology Department. If you do not have an activation key, please contact Sheryl Anderson to obtain one.

Chromebooks

What is a Chromebook?
A Chromebook is a personal computer running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used while connected to the Internet though there are a variety of apps that can be run offline.

You can think of a Chromebook as Internet-dependent laptop that starts up super fast (roughly seven seconds, or a fraction of the time it takes to boot an old Windows computer). They’re relatively lightweight and powered by Google’s Chrome operating system. The high point about everything being saved on the web is that you’ll have access to it from any computer. Plus, if your Chromebook ever bites the dust, you won’t have to worry about losing all your apps, documents, and settings.

Why Chromebooks at De La Salle?
Chromebooks for Education give students, teachers, and administrators a simple solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing. Chromebooks provide access to the web’s education and collaboration resources, as well as offer centralized management and low total cost of ownership. Using Chromebooks, teachers spend more time teaching and less time managing classroom technology.

At home in the classroom ... and beyond
Chromebooks provide the teaching and learning benefits of computers without the typical distractions that come with technology in the classroom. They boot in eight seconds and resume instantly – eliminating the time wasted while traditional computers start up and connect to a network. Long battery life means Chromebooks last an entire school day. And since it’s easy to connect a Chromebook anytime and anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi, students can continue learning after school and at home. Applications, school work, and settings are stored in the cloud, so multiple students can use the same Chromebook and still have their own personalized experience when they sign in. Best of all, there is no special training required: If you know how to use the web, you know how to use a Chromebook.

Why at De La Salle?
All De La Salle students are required to have their own Chromebook as their Bring-Your-Own-Device choice. Please note: laptops, iPads, and other devices DO cause issues throughout the school year. The Technology Department will NOT troubleshoot any device other than a Chromebook.  

Some advantages to students having their own Chromebooks:
All Teachers in the building have their own Chromebook for their classroom. Easier to troubleshoot when everyone has the same device.
De La Salle is a Google School. Chromebooks make it easier to access the Google Applications (email, documents, spreadsheets, etc.).
There is Wi-Fi throughout the school. Chromebooks boot up in eight seconds and could have the student taking notes within their Google account shortly after walking into their classroom. The Wi-Fi password at the school will ONLY be entered into a Chromebook.
Chromebooks are lighter to carry than regular laptops and, if charged overnight, usually have a longer battery life than most laptops.
Chromebooks are cheaper than a laptop.
Required standardized testing (ACT Aspire in freshman and sophomore years) ONLY work on Chromebooks. 

SCHOOL-OWNED CHROMEBOOK RENTAL POLICYPart of our incorporating technology into the classroom requires students to bring their fully charged, technology to class every day. The student wireless network is readily available to all students with Chromebooks.
If your son’s Chromebook is getting repaired, we can supply a school-owned loaner for the school day from the TARMAC as long as you send an email to Mrs. Anderson that a repair was needed and when the repair will be completed.  This will help us manage our school-owned Chromebooks more efficiently.  
We can also provide a loaner for the school day if your son forgets or failed to charge it. Please be advised that for these circumstances, we will document the occurrence in Infinite Campus for not being prepared which can ultimately lead to consequences up to in-school detention should it be a recurring issue.

KEYS & SHORTCUTSChromebooks have a different keyboard than other laptops. For starters, there is no Caps Lock key. This has been replaced with a dedicated Search key which will launch the App Menu. The App Menu is a place where all Web Apps are located, you can perform searches here; and soon it will be used to search Google Contacts. If you would rather have the Caps Lock key back, you can either use Alt + Search key which will act as the Caps Lock key

Many of your simplest functions are:
Ctrl + C - Copy
Ctrl + X - Cut
Ctrl + V - Paste
Ctrl + P - Print

The Home, End, Page Up, Page Down and Delete keys are also missing, again there is a keyboard command to regain this function.
Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow key - Home
Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow key - End
Alt + Up Arrow key - Page Up
Alt + Down Arrow key - Page Down
Alt + Backspace - Delete the next letter (forward delete)
Ctrl + Backspace - Delete the previous word

Finally, the Chromebook keyboard has replaced the function keys (F1, F2, F3, etc) with browser buttons. Some of these browser buttons have secondary commands;
F4 + Shift – Full Screens the active window
Esc + Shift – Open Task Manager
Alt + F6 – Keyboard Brightness down
Alt + F7- Keyboard Brightness up
Ctrl + F4 – Mirror Monitor
Ctrl + F5 - Take Screenshot

CLOUD PRINTINGPrinting from your Chromebook can be easy. Make sure you are signed into your School Google Apps Account before beginning this process.

When adding the DRC or DRC2 printers (school printers), you must first ACCEPT the DRC printer from your email inbox. The email will be from cloud@delasallehs.com. You only need to ACCEPT the printer once.

Class of 2023

All students are required to have a Chromebook.

Visit the De La Salle Chromebook Purchase Site 
Two Options
Used - Samsung Chromebook 2 / 4GB/16GB SSD ($135)
New - HP 11 G6 Chromebook / 4gb/16gb SSD ($275)

Please note: Apple products are not acceptable. They are not an acceptable electronic tool. Standardized tests taken in freshman and sophomore years REQUIRE a Chromebook. The Student Wi-Fi will only be typed into approved Chromebooks.

In addition, students must:

bring a headset or earbuds with his device (earbuds can include a built-in microphone).
have a protective case or padded bag for their device (corner protection is important for tablets).
have broadband Internet access outside of school, either through Wi-Fi or a physical connection, to complete homework assignments.

If you have any technical questions on what a Chromebook is and where to purchase it, please send an email to Dennis Parks or Sheryl Anderson.

TARMAC

Students gather in the TARMAC.

The TARMAC serve as a community space for students that provides opportunities for learning, community, and relaxation.
VISIONPlace to explore personal interests (colleges, careers, etc.)
Place to socialize with peers
Place to unwind and relax
Place to do quiet studying
Place to have study groups
Place where students, staff, teachers can interact
Place to hold large class instruction and school meetings
Additional place for peer-to-peer tutoring
Greater personalization for individual student needs and experiences

GOALSElevation community climate & school spirit
Increase use of the space inline with the mission and vision
Foster stronger relationships between staff and students
Increase student and staff collaboration
Have students bring Lasallian charism into space

TARMAC HOURSMonday through Thursday: 6:45 am - 3:15 pm
Friday: 6:45 am - 3 pm
At times during the school day, the TARMAC may close due to testing, college visits, other reasons.  

Research Tools

De La Salle students have access to all types of online research tools. These tools are free to use for all De La Salle students.

JSTORA digital library founded in 1995. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now also includes books and primary sources, and current issues of journals. It provides full text searches of almost 2,000 journals.

HINT: For a more throughout search, use quotes (" ") around the text of the subject you are searching for.

username: delasallehs
pword: pilots

Open Access eBooks from JStor (click HERE

GOOGLE SCHOLARGoogle Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. 

GOOGLE BOOKSBook Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Books or on Google.com. When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, we'll link to it in your search results. 

MICHIGAN eLIBRARYMichigan eLibrary provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet. MeL app is also located on all Chromebooks and can be accessed when logged into your school-email. Check it out!

LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of Congress Digital Collection is your gateway to a growing treasury of digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books, as well as "born digital" materials such as websites.

BIOGRAPHYEvery life has a story. Biography.com captures the most gripping, surprising and fascinating stories about famous people. The last fateful day. The decision that changed everything. The moment of cheating death. The biggest break. The defining opportunity. The most shattering failure. The unexpected connection. With over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy, compelling and surprising points-of-view, we are the digital source for true stories about people that matter.