Students in grades 6 and 9 will receive the Chromebook 3189 for Education, the 2-in-1 laptop to tablet conversion with touchscreen. The Chromebook comes with a sealed, spill-resistant keyboard, rubberized edges and Drop Protection, so it can withstand lockers, lunchrooms, backpacks and buses. With at least 10 hours of battery life, this trusty PC gets kids through even the longest school days.
This ruggedized Gorilla glass touchscreen Chromebook, can tripod or flip into tablet formation. The Chromebook has a built in LED light system located on the front cover that the students can use to notify the teacher for assistance or the teacher can use in short cycle assessments.
When will students receive their devices?
After students turn in the 1-1 User Agreement, the students will receive a Chromebook on their school's distribution day. Please see your school website for this information.
Do I have to pay for the device?
No. The school district owns the devices and will lend them to each student annually. A $40 annual technology fee is the only payment required. Families in need of financial assistance please email, firstname.lastname@example.org Please check your students Ezpay account for email@example.com
Can I customize or embroider the bag I receive with my Chromebook or buy a different one?
Yes. These are your bags to keep. They may label them for identification as ther wish. You are also welcome to use or purchase your own bag. We ask that you purchase a bag designed for technology with extra supports and cushion.
What if the device is stolen, lost or damaged?
Accidental damage causing the Chromebook to be unusable is the responsibility of Dublin City Schools to replace, if you have paid the $40 technology fee. Families who do pay the fee will be charged for loss or damage. In the event of damage or technical difficulties, students should take their Chromebook to the Media Center located in their school for service. If the device cannot be fixed at that time, a loaner Chromebook may be issued to the student.
If a student’s Chromebook is stolen or damaged by another party, please report it to the office immediately. Your claim will be investigated further by the school district and/or the appropriate police agency.
What if the device is stolen, will my students files and information be safe?
The Chromebook does not have a hard drive. All student files live in the Google Drive cloud that can only be accessed with the students Dublin City Schools login and password. Our educational domain can not be accessed by users with non-Dublin City Schools accounts. This deems the Chromebook useless to user outside Dublin City Schools.
We can also track Chromebook locations through our remote system. Last year we were able to recover all lost Chromebooks.
What if my student is not able to come to school with a fully charged Chromebook?
Each school will have charging stations in the Media Center, Cafeteria and most study hall rooms.
If my student leaves Dublin City Schools, where does he/she turn in their Chromebook and charging cord?
The equipment can be turned into the Media Center or the main office. If you leave the district without turning in your device, Dublin City Schools will hold your students transcripts, until it is returned.
Will students take devices home over the summer?
Students who are enrolled in a district-run summer program will be able to keep their devices over the summer. All other students will turn in their Chromebook to be updated and cleaned.
Will my 6th Grade student keep the same device until they graduate?
No as 9th grade students they will receive a new device. Older devices will be recycled for use in testing, elementary schools and other areas of need.
How is a Chromebook different from a Laptop?
A Chromebook runs the Chrome Operating System, this device does not have a hard drive. Files, video and other web content live in Google Drive, otherwise known as the “Cloud”. Please do not think student information is out for everyone to access. Dublin City Schools has a Google Apps For Education private domain. You must have a district issued Gmail to access the domain. The good news about students saving to Google Drive is they can access their work from anywhere at anytime. All they have to do is log into their Chrome account on any PC, Laptop, Chromebook or smartphone.
Why is it important for my student to have this device? Why can’t they use a personal device?
The district is installing a program called Blocksi. Blocksi provides the following benefits.
- Filters most inappropriate websites and web content at school and when the device is taken home.
- Allows teachers to only allow certain to be accessed for a lesson.
- Teachers can monitor all student devices from one screen in real-time, and even lock devices when it is necessary.
- Teachers can instant message with students quietly to support them.
- Take a Peek at Blocksi here! Parent access will be emailed to you in August.
With these devices all students will have access to online materials in Schoology, Google Classroom and other online materials. Students will be collaborating in workshop and working throughout the year on creating a digital portfolio of work, that will follow them until graduation. This will better prepare students for their future, as they move on into the workforce or in the college application process.