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Bibb County 2020-2021 Technology Updates

General Technology Information

We plan to use this page for basic updates and information for parents for students in the physical classroom, virtual learning, and short term remote learning. We will include links and documents needed for this process.
 
Device 1:1
 
Bibb County is working hard to ensure that a device is available to every student in grades 1-12 in Bibb County Schools. We hope to expand this down for our Kindergarten students very soon.
  • Students in grades 1-4 will be assigned a device that will remain at school each night. These can be "check-out" to virtual students and those on temporary remote learning to take home.
  • Students in grades 5-12 will be assigned a device that they will take home each day. They will be expected to keep up with this device like a textbook. 
  • Any student with a take-home device will be issued a charger and a carrying case. 
  • More information can be found in the Parent/Student Device Handbook. The forms at the end of this handbook can be printed, signed, and brought to the school during device pickup. The handbook will be available on every handbook and forms will be provided on the day of pickup. 
 
Virtual School Option
 
Bibb County will be utilizing Schoology (bibbed.schoology.com) to deliver online instruction. The content will be primarily coming from SchoolsPLP (state-provided) for all students and Edmentum (locally provided) for only grades 7-12. This program will require self-motivation from the student and parent. Students will be expected to maintain a certain pace in order to keep up with the learning objectives required.
Students will log into Schoology using their bcschools.education email address. 
Many programs can also be accessed through Clever. Students also log in to this site with the school email address. 
 
Bibb County Enrollment/Registration/Information Update
 
Students must update/enter their information with Bibb County Schools and agree to the Technology Usage Policy before being able to receive a device. Registration/SNAP codes were sent out by email and/or mail during May and June. Contact your child's school for their SNAP code. 
 
 
Internet/WiFi Options
 
Bibb County Schools will be working to ensure all students have access to the internet. 
  • We will have wireless access in every school parking lot. This will be accessible to all students and faculty 7 days/week until 11:00 PM nightly.
  • We are adding WiFi on all 21 new school buses. Students on these routes will have access both to and from school. We will have the ability to park these in more rural areas when needed. 
  • Several vendors offer discounted home internet service. One of those is AT&T Access.
  • Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students. This offers vouchers for families of children on Free/Reduced Lunch. If not directly certified, you must complete a lunch application to be eligible. Letters have been sent out. Please do not throw away. The letters look like the sample below.ABC Envelope Sample
 
 
Online/Virtual Learning Vs. Remote Learning Vs. Traditional Learning
 
  • Traditional Learning - Students attend class each day with the teacher present in the room.
  • Remote Learning - Usually short term, student checks in with the teacher daily, the instruction mirrors what is going on in the classroom. Used in the event of a 10/14 day isolation of students/teachers.
  • Online/Virtual Learning - This is 100% online without daily communication from the teacher. The student must keep up with activities and stay on pace. The teacher may check progress, but communication will be limited. Nothing is submitted directly to the teacher.