Tech Tidbits

This year our 6th and 7th grade students will receive a device that will be used both at school and at home.

 

image of computer

Click HERE (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/elitebook-revolve/landing.html) to read more about it.


Each student will receive:

  • HP EliteBook Revolve. No stickers or personal decorations may be added to the device.

  • Charger – this should stay at home. Students are expected to bring the device to school each day fully charged.

  • Sleeve with handle and shoulder strap. No personal lap top cases can be substituted.

  • Headphones

 

Device Assignment

Each device will be assigned to a student. The device and the student ID Badge will be scanned together to assign the device to the student. Students who transfer to a new school will have to turn in the device to the old school. A new device will be issued from the new school.

 

Battery

To maintain battery life, the recommendation is to fully shut down at the end of every class period. 

Tests showed 6.5 hours of battery life under constant use.

It takes about 2-3 hours to fully charge.

 

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged

Devices are trackable in the event that a device is stolen or lost.

A device that has been purposely damaged will be handled by the school as vandalism.

"Stolen" or "damaged" are the only options for reporting. A police report will be initiated.


BCPS Resources for using the device
http://www.bcps.org/academics/devices/



How To Videos:

Overview of the HP Revolve
http://www.schooltube.com/video/87709097d0ee4953b1cd/Revolve%20810%20Overview

Open the Device and Turn it On
http://www.schooltube.com/video/273ca88f03cb45a98f0e/Opening%20Device

Shutting Down the Device
http://www.schooltube.com/video/ff6c7f36ab474a85be3c/Shutting%20Down

How to maximize the battery life and recharge the device
http://www.schooltube.com/video/fefdbe6d33ba4f158b65/Charging

How to use the Swipe feature and accessing Settings
http://www.schooltube.com/video/cc3132a6a93841728a15/Swipe%20Basics

How to Close an Application
http://www.schooltube.com/video/8685791627ec46e0940c/Closing%20an%20App

How to adjust the volume
http://www.schooltube.com/video/e8f431c8154a4658afbf/Adjusting%20Volume

Ports and Buttons
http://www.schooltube.com/video/ed3d652f513c4a449832/Ports

How to connect to WIFI
http://www.schooltube.com/video/117b62997c1e4631b2e6/Connecting%20to%20WiFi

Introduction to Windows 8
http://www.schooltube.com/video/86278e393c7d4a49b3ec/Welcome%20to%20Windows%208

Windows 8: Using the Desktop
http://www.schooltube.com/video/de57c613c3e047a28969/Windows%208:%20Using%20the%20Desktop

Windows 8: Charms and Searching
http://www.schooltube.com/video/22a826c07a8245978e7a/Windows%208:%20Charms%20and%20Searching

Windows 8: Customizing Windows
http://www.schooltube.com/video/8a2c7f9558a746678079/Windows%208:%20Customizing%20Windows

Accessing Other Programs
http://www.schooltube.com/video/35346c3a49594bddbfd1/Accessing%20Other%20Programs

Searching for Other Programs
http://www.schooltube.com/video/51523624012640db9b89/Searching%20for%20Programs

Internet Explorer 11
http://www.schooltube.com/video/409de782891f40bea19f/Internet%20Explorer%2011

Onscreen Keyboard
http://www.schooltube.com/video/2298c9a37ba6446b893a/Onscreen%20Keyboard

Rotating the Screen
http://www.schooltube.com/video/bb86f7fac3c842968050/Screen%20Rotation

Metro Screen
http://www.schooltube.com/video/0a41f38498134f2baf6e/Metro%20Screen

Customizing the Metro Screen
http://www.schooltube.com/video/fef6dbe5bb464181b11a/Customize%20Metro%20Screen

How to set a Desktop Background
http://www.schooltube.com/video/c291238ba8d343ec804d/Setting%20a%20Desktop%20Picture

Adding a Network Printer
http://www.schooltube.com/video/f54c6ba67e494846930f/Adding%20a%20Printer

Using a Split Screen
http://www.schooltube.com/video/59794ac2a90440f89bfd/Split%20Screen

Track Pad Settings
http://www.schooltube.com/video/3b3f4f5754244ed29bc2/