DeWitt Public Schools Technology
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Getting Started with Technology At DPS
Wirelessly Project Using Your Chromebook
Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome app that allows students and teachers to share their screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom. Cast for Education carries video and audio across complex school networks, has built-in controls for teachers, and works seamlessly with Google Classroom.
This tool is currently in demo from Google, follow these steps to setup for use.
Google Apps Training and Help
To install the Training for Google Apps Chrome extension:
- Sign into Chrome.
- Open the Training for Google Apps page in the Chrome Web Store.
- Click Add to Chrome. The Training menu appears at the top of the screen the when you refresh your Google Apps services.
To view Training for Google Apps lessons:
- Sign into Chrome with your Google Apps credentials.
- Go to the Google Apps service you want to learn.
- Click the Training menu for a list of relevant lessons, or use the search feature to find a particular lesson.
- Select the lesson and follow the onscreen instructions.
Google Cloud Print Explained
All of the DPS Chromebooks and the DPS NeverWare CloudReady computers use a printing method called Cloud Print. With input from administrators and tech committee members tech staff have configured some of the printers to work. To print click the Settings button then Print. The printers available to you depend on your login rights.
Question: I don't see my classroom printer on the list of printers. Answer: We are currently configuring only newer larger machines for use with Cloud Print.
Question: My printing isn't coming out right, what can I do? Answer: Google's Cloud Print app is beta, which means that Google isn't even 100% done with it. Chromebooks are designed to share electronically, please consider click the Share button and sending your document to the recipient electronically. An alternative would be to use a teacher or computer lab machine to print.
Question: Can I print from home using my Chromebook? Answer: Yes. If you send a print job from your Chromebook to a DPS printer it will be there for you when you arrive at school. If you'd like to print at home you'll need to setup Google Cloud Print on a traditional computer as you aren't able to connect a printer directly to the Chromebook.