Technology – Parent & Student Resources
What is a Chromebook and why use it in education?
According to PC Magazine, a chromebook is "A laptop that runs Google's Chrome operating system and Chrome Web browser. Providing a total Web-based operating environment, all applications are downloaded from the Web, and although an Internet connection is mandatory, some apps may run offline as well. Chromebooks boot up fast and require minimal user configuration. They also come with Google's office suite (see Google Docs). See Chrome OS and Chrome browser." The first instructional game changer for our district was moving to Google Apps for Education in 2011. Moving to this platform provided a universal medium for increased communication and collaboration among staff and students. By the time we moved to a 1:1 chromebook program in 2013 our staff and students were well prepared to utilize tools necessary for college and career readiness.
With a 1:1 learning platform, students have even greater access to technology...To Learn. To Lead. To Make A Difference.TM
|Building Resources||Parent Tutorials|
|Moreland Hills Elementary - Technology||Gmail Basics|
|Brady Middle School - Technology||Google Drive Part I|
|Orange High School - Technology||Google Drive Part II|
|Chromebook Troubleshooting||Google Classroom|
|Clear Cache + Cookies||Parents Guide to Google Classroom - Slide Show|
|Updating Chrome||Parents Guide to Google Classroom - Video|
Technology - Safety and Security Tips
Resources from the FTC – How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft.
Our IT staff, administrators, or teachers will never ask for login credentials via email or threaten to turn off access to school accounts if you don’t click on a link.
Students and parents should not expect to pay for, or provide a credit card for, access to school resources.
Content on district-assigned chromebooks is filtered by Securly. If a student is using a personal (non-district-assigned) device to complete school work, be aware that content filtering is not active on personal devices. Parents should closely monitor student online activities.
Google Hangouts Chat has been blocked for student-to-student use. Students can communicate with teachers via email, Google Classroom, and teacher-scheduled Google Meets. All Google Meets are scheduled by teachers. Students are unable to initiate a Google Meet video chat.
Keyboards, but not screens, can be cleaned with antibacterial wipes. Power off devices before cleaning, use a very slightly damp soft cloth or microfiber cloth on the screen, and dry gently. Please do not press on the screen.
Center for Internet Security (CIS) article: How to Secure Your Home Network
Chromebook Repairs & Fees
If a chromebook needs repaired, please contact the Technology Integration Specialist or Librarian in each building. Students in grades 6-12 are assessed an annual $25.00 Technology Fee that covers all accidental damage and repair.
Technology Integration Specialists / Librarians
|Eddie Evans||Grades K-5||MHS ext. 4115|
|Jenna Drozd||Grades 6-12||BMS ext. 3243|
|Betsey Lee||Grades 6-8||BMS ext. 3317|
|Alison Lyon||Grades 9-12||OHS ext. 2134|