Chromebooks

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1d - Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

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Chromebook Support Resources

Many students in Baltimore County Public Schools, Kindergarten through grade 12, use Chromebooks to access digital content and resources. All BCPS teachers and students have access to the Google Chrome browser which can be used to replicate the elementary student experience. The links and resources below can be used to support the use of Chromebooks in the classroom.

To see a users comparison in basic functionality between Chromebooks and BCPS Windows Devices, you can view the Chromebook and Windows Device Quick Tips & Tricks resource.

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Training

Chromebook Training - Introduction for Elementary Teachers (Spring 2019)

This optional training was provided for elementary school teachers during the spring of 2019 in preparation for the 2019-2020 transition to Chromebooks.

Chromebook Training - Introduction for Secondary Teachers (Fall 2020)

This optional, self-paced training is provided for secondary teachers in preparation for many secondary students transitioning to Chromebooks during the 2020-2021 school year. As of Fall 2020, all teacher training materials are accessible through each school's professional learning Schoology course. *If you need further assistance, please reach out to your school appointed teacher learning cadre members.

*Users must be logged in to Chrome with a BCPS Google account in order to access any shared BCPS Google Resources. If you are denied access to the links above please verify that you are logged in to Chrome with a BCPS Google account.

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Device Care and Use

The Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology, and Library Media provides lessons for teachers to use to introduce Chromebook care and use to students in order to support the development of appropriate classroom rules and expectations for learning.

These lessons are accessible to elementary teachers via grade-level curriculum groups in Schoology. Secondary resources can be accessed through each school's professional learning Schoology course. *If you need further assistance, please reach out to your school appointed teacher learning cadre members.

All Chromebook care and use support videos can also be accessed via Chromebook Device Care & Use and they can be accessed through the Educational Technology's YouTube Channel's Device Care and Use playlist.

To learn more about the device care and use resources and how to use them to best support students, please refer to the video below.

Taking Care of Your BCPS Device - Final.pdf

Teachers can also share this document with students to remind them of best practices for using and taking care of their BCPS computers.

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Support Resources

Google also provides a variety of Chromebook support resources for users on the Chromebook Help site. This site provides a search option to assist users with locating the appropriate support.

These resources in addition to the Chromebook Simulator can useful for teachers and students to build knowledge and fluency with the Chromebook and the Chrome OS.

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