Technology Resources

Office 365 Student Advantage

Directions for JTHS students to install the latest version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices for free!

  1. Log into your student email account
  2. Once Logged in, Click on the setting gears in top right corner
  3. Then, click on "Office 365" under 'My app settings'
  4. From here, click on the Settings Tab and the Software
  5. Click Install and follow the install directions: you may need to click run & restart your computer as prompted.

For additional help email the Central Help Desk.

JT Learn

JT Learn is Joliet Township High School’s online learning environment.

On JT Learn, students and teachers collaborate with one another to complete classroom activities and discussions. Teachers can use the calendar feature on JT Learn to publish assignment information and due dates along with any supporting documents.

JT Learn Login

 

1:1 Technology

JTHS believes that the integration of technology is essential to motivating and engaging students in rigorous and relevant lessons. 1:1 technology provides anytime/anywhere learning and opens the doors to the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that students need to compete and contribute in our global society.

Every student has the opportunity to have a computing device issued to him or her for continuous learning.  Students demonstrate the character attribute of responsibility through proper device care, digital citizenship, internet safety, collaborative learning and more.

Answers to some 1:1 frequently asked questions:

  • There is no charge for the initial device and peripherals.
  • Filtering software is installed on each student’s device.
  • A signed Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) must be on file and outstanding technology fees paid in order to be eligible for a device. 
  • Eligible students are issued a device at scheduled distribution, the first two days of school or when they become eligible.
  • When available, loaners are temporarily issued while a device needs to be serviced.  This does depend on the issue and charges may apply.
  • The device must be returned in working condition at the end of the school year, upon withdrawal from the school district, or upon request of a staff member. Fines may be assessed upon return.
  • Stolen devices must immediately be reported to authorities.  Thefts that occur off campus must be reported to the police and a copy of the report provided to the school, and thefts that occur on campus must be reported to the student’s dean or the school’s police liaison officer.  
  • Internet access is available to students on site before, during and after school hours. Students can also use community access points such as the public library or a local business. In addition, high-speed internet access can be purchased by families qualifying for free/reduced lunch through Comcast for $9.95 a month. Promotions and/or additional eligibility criteria may apply. Please visit InternetEssentials.com.

Free Wireless Hotspots

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, Joliet Township High School students will receive free hotspot devices through Sprint’s 1Million Project. The hotspot device provides 10GB of free high-speed data each month for up to four years while the student is enrolled at Joliet Township High School.

The grant-funded program provides the hotspots at no cost to the district or its students.  JTHS actively sought participation in the program to support its 1:1 Technology Initiative, which provides netbook computers to all students. “We are excited to partner with the 1Million Project to provide connectivity for students who do not have reliable internet at home,” said Dr. Ilandus Hampton, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services. “At JTHS we do not want the inability to access the internet at home to be an educational barrier for our students.  Participating in this program reduces the digital divide and provides students with the tools they need for success.”

Parents or guardians of JTHS students who would like to apply for this program must complete a short survey, which can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/JTHS1MillionProjectStudent applicants with the greatest need will be identified and provided with a hotspot along with their computing device.  JTHS encourages parents and guardians to take advantage of this opportunity. 

For more information about this program or the application, contact the JTHS Technology Help Desk at (815) 774-7800 or helpdesk@jths.org

About the 1Million Project
With network support from Sprint, the 1Million Project Foundation is providing one million eligible high school students across the country with free mobile devices and free high-speed internet for up to four years.  To learn more visit: http://1millionproject.org/

E-Learning Emergency Day

Emergency E-Learning Days eliminate the loss of instructional time during unscheduled school closures.  If an Emergency E-Learning Day is necessary, it is considered a regular school attendance day and does not need to be made up at the end of the school year. 

The purpose of an Emergency E-Learning Day is to provide a continuum of learning for students in the event that school needs to close.  Teachers leverage the district’s 1:1 technology resources to provide students with relevant, meaningful and manageable assignments that students can be engaged in when school has been cancelled.  The goal is to minimize disruption to the academic progress caused by emergency school closures and to make emergency days as educationally productive and engaging as possible.

The Emergency E-Learning Plan outlines specific responsibilities for teachers, staff, and students.  This includes making the announcement of an E-Learning Emergency Day no later than 5 a.m. the morning of the school closure.  The announcement will be made through the standard modes of communication used by the school district, including text message, automated phone call, social media, and the Emergency Closing Center.

Per this plan, teachers will post attendance procedures and relevant class assignments for students to access by 9 a.m. the morning of the Emergency E-Leaning Day.  Assignments will be aligned to curricular objectives and will require no more than 50 minutes to complete per class.  Teachers will be available to assist students online through their Learning Management Platform.

Student expectations include recording their attendance one time between 9:30 and 11 a.m. by navigating to www.examlogin.com and entering in the provided attendance code.  Students must then complete each class assignment.  In the  event of unforeseen circumstances, students should consult with their teachers.  For example, students without access to power or the internet should see their teachers the following student attendance day. 

JTHS Technology Support Staff will work from home and are available to assist students, parents, and staff with technical support on Emergency E-Learning Days.  Students and parents should call  815-727-6860 for assistance or email centralstudenthelpdesk@jths.org (Central Campus) or weststudenthelpdest@jths.org (West Campus).

STUDENT E-LEARNING INSTRUCTIONS

*JTHS is awaiting verification of its Emergency E-Learning Plan from the Regional Office of Education before we can move forward with this initiative.

Contact Information:

Phone: (815) 727-6860
Email: helpdesk@jths.org

Home Access Center: hachelp@jths.org 
Central Help Desk: centralhelpdesk@jths.org
 

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Monday - Friday
7am - 4pm

SUMMER:
Monday - Thursday
7am - 5pm