1-to-1 Laptops

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Moorestown is pleased to be able to offer a 1-to-1 device program, typically for grades 6-12, but actually for PK-12 due to the COVID-related circumstances.

Below are links to some documents related to the 1-to-1 program which must be completed for each student.

Tech Support
The best place to get tech support is the technology "helpdesk" for your school (MHS = Room A221.  Other schools helpdesks are in the media center.)  You can also send an email to laptopsupport@mtps.com for advice, concerns, questions, or other issues - this email address is sometimes answered after-hours, but is not monitored 24x7.  Here are the specific tech support contacts by school:

School

Email

Phone (M-F 7:30AM-3:00PM)

Baker

bakersupport@mtps.com

856-778-6600x15250

Roberts

robertssupport@mtps.com

856-778-6635x16250

South Valley

svsupport@mtps.com

856-778-6640x17250

UES

uessupport@mtps.com

856-793-0333x14250

WAMS

wamssupport@mtps.com

856-778-6620x13250

MHS

mhssupport@mtps.com

856-778-6610x12250

District

laptopsupport@mtps.com

 

Accidental Damage
As a reminder, CHANGED FOR 20-21, the district does NOT have any accident protection/insurance coverage on student computers.  Any accidental damage to student devices (including the first damage incident of the school year) will result in the cost of the replacement parts being charged to the family.  Damage that occurs repeatedly may result in additional fines related to repair/replacement of the damage.  If you do receive a device fee in Genesis, your access to other areas of Genesis will be restricted until it is paid and processed by MTPS staff.  To make an online payment against a fee, please access the online payment portal and then make a payment for a particular item.

Printing at home
Students are permitted to attempt to hook up and use their at-home printer, but it may or may not work.  Wired (USB) printer connections have a good chance of working, but wireless printers likely will not.  For your convenience, here is a list of printers that Microsoft Windows 10 already has the software for on our 1-to-1 laptops.  However, there is still no guarantee that your printer will work with the laptop, even if your printer is on this list.

Google Cloud Print was formerly a good option for printing at home, but unfortunately Google is deactivating the Google Cloud Print service after December 31, 2020. Here is a link to a document on printing at home that gives some other options.

Internet access at home
If you are looking for a low-cost option for Internet access at home, there are several possibilities for those who qualify:

If you are still having trouble getting Internet service at home, please reach out to the guidance counselor at your school.

Classroom Management Software (Impero)
In the 20-21 school year MTPS acquired and is implementing the Impero software system. Impero is an online classroom management tool that allows teachers to interact with students’ computers. Overall, Impero is a tool that MTPS staff can use to help students stay on task and on track, better help students who are struggling, and monitor the progress of students in the class as they perform classroom activities using their computer. Some of the things that this tool allows teachers to do are:

  • View the desktop/screen of students’ computers.
  • Temporarily block access to certain websites.
  • Launch a particular website on students’ computers.
  • Send a message to one student or groups of students.
  • “Broadcast” a student’s screen to the rest of the class so that the student can present something to their peers.
This software is similar to another tool we have used in the past (NetOp Vision) but has more functionality and is able to operate in the hybrid/remote environment.

MTPS currently has day and time restrictions within the Impero software on when staff can use Impero to interact with students’ computers. Staff can only connect to student computers on weekdays between approximately 30 minutes before the regular start of school and 30 minutes after the regular end of school. So, for example, staff at MHS can use Impero to access the computers of students in their classes between 7:00AM and 3:00PM, Monday-Friday.

Note that the Impero software is currently not available for Seniors participating in the BYOD program, nor for students using a personally-owned device when they are at home. We anticipate being able to offer Impero for install on personally-owned student computers in the future.