Your Chromebook has a full sized keyboard, a large display, and clickable track-pad. With a full charge, the battery should last a full-day. Chromebooks provide fast and secure access to the internet without the high level of maintenance required by typical computers. When a Chromebook starts up, it updates itself automatically, so it has the most recent version of the Chrome operating system without you having to do a thing. All you have to do is login to your Google account and you're ready to go.
Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the school. Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must be submitted to the Media Center to be sent to district IT staff. Please do not take district Chromebooks to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance.
Taking Care of Your Chromebook
- Chromebooks must have a Red Bank Regional label on them at all times and this tag must not be removed or altered in any way.
- No food or drink should ever be near your Chromebook.
- Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the Chromebook.
- Never transport your Chromebook with the power cord plugged in.
- Students should never carry or store their Chromebooks while the screen is open.
- Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, or stickers.
- Chromebooks should never be left in a car or any unsupervised area.
- Students are responsible for bringing completely charged Chromebooks for use
each school day.
- Do not lean or put pressure on the top of the Chromebook when it is closed. The screen is fragile can break.
Using your Chromebook at School
- Chromebooks are intended for use at school each day.
- In addition to teacher expectations for Chromebook use, school messages,
announcements, calendars and schedules may be accessed using the Chromebook.
- Students are responsible to bring their Chromebook to school each day.
- Chromebooks must be brought to school each day fully charged.
Chromebooks Needing Repair
- Chromebooks needing repair will need to be given to Media Center staff to have a tech ticket created. All repairs will be handled by district IT Staff.
- Students and families should never attempt to fix a broken Chromebook nor should they have anyone else attempt to fix their Chromebook.
- Loaner Chromebooks will usually be issued to students when their Chromebook is out for repair.
Printing from your Chromebook
- This Chromebook does not have print capability (home or school)
- Printing will still be available from district desktop computers in the buildings if needed
- Students will only be able to login using their firstname.lastname@example.org account.
- To ensure the safety of your Google account, students must log out of their Chromebook when not in use. Students should also log out of their Google account on other devices when not in use.
- Make sure you are not in guest mode or you will not be able access your Chrome
extensions or apps.
- If a student is having trouble with their login, they should ask their teacher first, and then come to the media center to fill out a yellow tech form to be sent to the tech department.
Note: Your network login and Google login are slightly different. Google account passwords have a “*” in them.
Saving your Work/Working Offline
- Google Apps for Education is a suite of products which includes programs that enable students to do word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and much more. Those products are called Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc. They allow students to create different kinds of online documents, collaborate in real time with other people, and store documents, as well as other files, in the cloud.
- All items will be stored online in the Google Cloud environment.
- With a wireless Internet connection, you can access your documents and files from any Chromebook or device, anywhere, at any time. If you know you will be offline, place your files in your download file or mark them offline before you leave school.