WHS Chromebook Management

Developed in conjunction with WHS Science Teachers June 21, 2017

Purpose:

  1. To establish common agreements and guidelines for using Chromebooks in the Classroom
  2. To establish best instructional practices for the use of Chromebooks in the Classroom

General Guidelines

Storage

  • Carts must be in a locked room if a teacher is not present.
  • Cart doors will be kept locked when not in use.  

        Checking In/Out and Distributing Chromebooks

  • Chromebook assigned to students by number.
  • Have a student check to see if all chromebooks are back before bell rings.
  • One trained student or teacher plugs in each Chromebook, not students returning them.
  • Teach students to place Chromebook in slot matching the number of their Chromebook with power port facing out.

           

           Checking in and Moving Chromebooks

  • Never move the cart with a key in the lock. (If bumped they can break)
  • Carts moved by teachers and select students only.
  • Numbers on the Chromebooks. Students know their number.

Miscellaneous

  • Students must have a Bethel Google account to use a Chromebook; no guest logins,
  • New students will have a student Bethel google account created within 24 hours. Look to see if the student is listed on the WHS Google Student Accounts spreadsheet. If the student is not there, then call Jenni Corona. If the student is listed, then email or call Tim Goss instead.
  • Restricting Student Access: What behaviors result in students not using a Chromebook? To be determined by school-wide agreement.
  • If teachers want additional apps added to the Chromebooks, then submit a HelpDesk Ticket.


Classroom Use

            Procedures

  • Teachers must clearly explain to students all Chromebook use expectations, and review guidelines regularly throughout the year.
  • Only take your Chromebook from the cart; no distributions by students to other students.
  • Any problems on a chromebook need to be reported prior to the end of the period.
  • When students are not supposed to be on the Chromebooks, Chromebooks are closed.
  • For any group work, one student is responsible for the Chromebook, its care and put away.  That chromebook must be the one assigned to the student who is responsible.
  • Absolutely no food or drink when using Chromebooks.
  • Students will only use Chromebooks on a flat surface (not on their laps, e.g.).  
  • Use safe zone concept to help students understand the required area needed for each chromebook at the desks, especially for others moving around close to the Chromebook.
  • Substitute teachers can use Chromebooks with the help of an identified, responsible student. These expectations will be provided as part of the lesson plans that are left for subs.
  • Teacher will give students very clear procedures for putting away Chromebooks at end of day, and provide ample time for correct stowage of computers.
  • Cameras should always pointed up or down, unless instruction has been given otherwise. Camera use is limited to assigned activities. Repeated violations may result in camera function being turned off at district level.

Recharging Chromebooks

  • Plug them in at the end of each day.
  • Teacher or a trained student should plug in all chromebooks

           Media Center Checkout

  • Sign up for Chromebooks through DataPort
  • Teachers checking out Chromebook carts are familiar with the general and classroom procedures outlined in this document.
  • Assign Chromebooks to students by Chromebook number.
  • Teacher makes sure that all student numbered Chromebooks are returned.
  • Teacher who checks them out returns them to the media center on time.
  • Weekly wipe downs by student helpers in the Media Center

            Science Department Chromebooks

  • These Chromebook carts were purchased as part of the Bethel bond in lieu of textbooks for each student
  • Science Chromebook carts are integral to the classroom instruction and curriculum, and will not be available for checkout or borrowing by any staff member, even during teachers’ off periods.
  • Carts will be locked when teachers aren’t in the room, and then locked in Science Equipment Rooms, classrooms or labs at the end of the day.

Best Instructional Practices

Training

  • Establish a mentor program
  • Review SAMR (Bloom’s Taxonomy for technology use)
            
    Substitution

        Augmentation

        Modification

        Redefinition

Resources

Bethel BiTE site: Chromebooks tab

Google Classroom Virtual Class

Google Classroom face-to-face classes

Exploring on your own at Google Apps for Education

BLIS classes