The Five Key Elements of The CTL TTSD Chromebook Solution
The Chromebook Solution provided by CTL to TTSD is a comprehensive package consisting of:
1 - RUGGED CHROMEBOOKS
The CTL Education Chromebook NL61TX is designed and purpose built specifically for use in demanding K-12 environments. Its rugged design is drop and water resistant and includes education-friendly features such as a touchscreen, retractable carry handle, keyboard keys that are resistant to removal, an integrated whiteboard and a quiet fan-less design that keeps dust away from electronics. [LEARN MORE]
2 - EQUITABLE INTERNET ACCESS
The CTL solution includes TTSD managed WiFi hotspots that can be checked out to students without internet access at home.
3 - POWERFUL LEARNING APPS
The CTL solution includes a rich suite of apps and online tools to enable teaching to learning outcomes consistent with TTSD's Redefining Learning Program desired outcomes. The software applications in CTL’s solution promote learning through exploration and interpretation. The learning environment is supported by tools to help teachers facilitate learning and IT protect students and manage technology. [LEARN MORE]
4 - TOOLS and PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR EDUCATORS
The CTL solution includes a comprehensive program to provide initial and ongoing education, leadership and technical professional development to participating educators through in-person and online training opportunities. [LEARN MORE]
5 - FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE SERVICE AND SUPPORT
100% Oregon based support for students, teachers, administrators, and technical coordinators – provided in a variety of ways to best meet the needs of the user and to best resolve the incident. CTL provides a 2% buffer pool of spare devices to to ensure that there are always devices on-hand for students and teachers, even if their originally issued device is sent for repair.
Million Dollar 1:1 Bond
The TTSD Redefining Learning Program Chromebook: The Rugged CTL Education Chromebook NL61TX
Rugged, meet simple. Simple, meet rugged.
The CTL Education Chromebook is a new type of computer.
It updates automatically so it doesn’t slow down over time. Its design allows it to wake from sleep quickly and have a battery life of up to 14 hours. Students, teachers and professionals can quickly get to work because the CTL Education Chromebook starts in seconds. The anti-reflective screen minimizes glare and built-in virus protection makes it secure and easy to manage.
The CTL Education Chromebook is a fast, secure and simple solution with everything built in.
This Hassle-free laptop is ready to go out of the box with no software to install. Its rugged design is great for students and people on the go. The CTL Education Chromebook features a fan-less design. Users can expect an average of up to 14 hours of battery life. Built for the classroom, and great for business or home use, files and settings are stored in the cloud so they can easily be shared and accessed from any device. Teachers can have the ability to control student Chrome browsers, access all students work, oversee student communications and monitor real-time student activity feeds. Built-in virus protection, multiple layers of security and verified boot ensures safety and privacy.
Rugged Design for Students.
When dropped on a side or corner, the plastic bumper hits the ground first, protecting the LED Screen. Reinforced ports, water-resistant keyboard, a non-slip texture and low-profile carry handle make this the ideal laptop for children and commuters. Other features include an anti-reflective screen minimizes glare under fluorescent lights and near windows, and ergonomic keyboard with anti-peel keys and an easy-to-use interface.
Learning Applications Included in the CTL TTSD Solution
Google Apps for Education - easily create, share and edit files in real time.
Google® Apps for Education is a suite of productivity tools for Classroom Collaboration. Google Apps for Education allows teachers and students to create, share and edit files in real time. Google Apps for Education core services include Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts and Drive. Educators and students can use Google Apps for Education from any computer, tablet or phone, allowing them to work anywhere and anytime they want to.
WeVideo - easily create and share great-looking videos.
WeVideo® is a unique cloud-based collaborative video editing service that helps people from all over the world simply create and share great-looking videos. The WeVideo editor is easy enough for first-time editors, and sophisticated enough to help students create a professional-looking video. Students and teachers can work together on the same video project, make changes, provide feedback, and explain their visual thinking during the creation process. Students have the ability to make creative decisions demonstrating understanding and mastery of concepts. Start with the simplified Storyboard editor and work up to the more advanced Timeline editor with video tutorials to guide you along the way.
The WeVideo licence included in the CTL TTSD solution is a 'WeVideo for Education' subscription. This product is specifically developed for use by teachers and students in an educational setting. WeVideo for Education allows for student collaboration, teacher management of classes and projects, GAFE domain integration, and higher levels of security and privacy (a walled garden) than other WeVideo personal and business plans. You can learn more about WeVideo for Education here: https://www.wevideo.com/schools.
LabCamera® - Conduct physics, biology and chemistry experiments
LabCamera® by Intellisense allows students and teachers to conduct physics, biology and chemistry experiments by using the CTL NL6 Chromebook integrated camera and the LabCamera App. The Lab Camera application by Intellisence helps to promote scientific inquiry, helps make abstract concepts tangible for students and is an excellent complement to your STEM curriculum. Teachers can ignite imaginations and reveal the natural sciences using the Lab Camera application and the device’s built-in camera. Six modules are included: Time-Lapse Camera, Microscope, Pathfinder, Universal Logger, Kenematics and Motion Cam.
Noteflight® - create, read and print music notation.
Noteflight® is an online music writing application that lets students create, view, print and hear music notation with professional quality, right on their CTL NL6 Chromebook. Noteflight provides secondary educators and students with a private, secure online community. It’s perfect for group composition, repertoire sharing, and more. Noteflight is an entirely cloud-based notation software platform. You can view, edit, and comment on your students’ scores in an online environment. Create and save unlimited scores, compose directly from any MIDI device, and choose from 50+ high quality instrumental sounds.
PocketLab® - a science lab that fits in your pocket.
PocketLab® is a science lab that connects to the CTL NL6 Chromebook and fits in a pocket. PocketLab allows students to explore the world and build science experiments using integrated sensors including: Accelerometer; Gyroscope; Magnetometer: Pressure and Temperature. PocketLab has many of the same features as lab equipment that costs thousands of dollars but is simple to use, deploy and manage and is included with the CTL NL6 Education Chromebook as part of CTL’s solution for TTSD.
Management Applications Included in the CTL TTSD Solution
Google® Classroom - helps teachers create and organize assignments.
Google® Classroom Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Classroom weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. Teachers can make announcements, ask questions and comment with students in real time—improving communication inside and outside of class. Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student.
Google® Chrome Management Console - makes it easy for school IT administrators to deploy and manage users, devices and apps.
Google® Chrome Management Console makes it easy for school IT administrators to deploy and manage users, devices and apps across a fleet of thousands of Chromebooks. Manage 10s, 100s and even 1000s of Chromebooks with ease. Assign devices to users and get configuration and usage reports, pre-install and block apps and apply policies, apps and settings to different sets of users. Google Chrome Management Console makes it easy for users to get up and running while ensuring they’re protected by web filters and firewalls.
Securly® - provides a safe and productive environment for student internet use.
Securly® Provides a safe and productive environment for student internet use. Simple Cloud Based Web Filtering with Granular K-12 Policy Management Delivered through the cloud, Securly provides both in-school and take-home filtering through the same admin console. Zero-touch filtering of 1:1 take home Chromebooks using a Chrome extension that takes seconds to deploy with no proxying and no SSL certificates. Securly is the first product to audit student posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Securly also employs cutting edge natural language processing algorithms to flag activity on these networks that might be indicative of cyber-bullying or self-harm.
Netop® - classroom managment
Netop® CTL's solution includes Netop, a powerful classroom manager that integrates with Google Classroom to aid teachers in implementing and managing successful digital classrooms.
Kajeet® - equitable internet access
Kajeet® Equitable internet access is a key component of a 1:1 program. CTL has partnered with Kajeet to provide TTSD mobile hotspots that can be managed by IT and checked out to students without internet access at home.
Learning.com® - digital citizenship
Learning.com® CTL provides a digital citizenship course for every Chromebook shipped to the program.