Chromebooks have been a significant investment for our school district. In use by both teachers and students K-12, they have driven a significant change in the district. Technology is no longer something confined to a computer class or computer lab. Students are using technology across the curriculum, and the focus remains on learning in the content areas, rather than learning the technology. Instruction is more student-centered, project-oriented, and collaborative. In short, Chromebooks in the hands of our faculty and students are helping to inspire 21st century teaching and learning.
With that in mind, there are some brief rules regarding use of Chromebooks to keep in mind. These ensure an orderly and appropriate use.
- Whether using the Chromebook at school or outside of school, all district policies apply, including but not limited to the Acceptable Use Policy. This means, among other things, that searching, accessing, or creating content that is inappropriate or illegal is unacceptable on a district-owned Chromebook at any time and in any place.
- The Chromebook should be with students at school for each class every day. Teachers will have their own policies about when and how Chromebooks may be used in each class.
- The Chromebook should be fully charged when a student leaves for school each day.
- Technical assistance is available at https://hometechhelp.npsd.org should students need it.