Frequently Asked Questions Digest
What is a Chromebook and how is it different from a laptop?
- Watch video "Introducing the Chromebook"
I already have a device. Can I have my student bring that to school instead of buying one?
- Yes, if it meets the minimum requirements.
- There are some major disadvantages to this. Because these devices are not purchased and managed by the district, they are not as reliable because they cannot access the Jeffco Internal Network. They also cannot be added to the classroom management program for this reason.
What happens when my student leaves GHS?
- It is yours to keep after filling out the "bill of sale" form in the financial office
Can students print from a Chromebook?
- Yes, at home when using a Google Cloud Printer.
- At school students can print in the library using our workstations.
Can a Chromebook be used offline?
- Yes, but you will need to do a few things ahead of time when you are online. Click here for video tutorial.
Can I use a phone as a device?
- No. See reasons why
I can't afford a device, what do I do?
- Fill out this form and someone will get back with you to discuss options.
My student is on free and reduced lunch, do I still have to pay?
- If your student is on free and reduced lunch, you can either go onto Jeffco Connect to ensure the fee has been adjusted properly, contact Savannah Ortiz in the finance office, or fill out this form. If you still need to apply for free and reduced lunch, go to this website for more information and scroll to the very bottom to apply.
Will my student be using this device all day in all classes?
- No. Teachers will be implementing technology gradually and as needed in their classrooms. The school relies on teacher leaders and the Digital Teacher Librarian to provide ongoing training to teachers and students in best practices and innovative technology integration that will redefine and transform the types of tasks that students will be able to do.
Technology will be used when it is the best educational tool; however, not all learning happens best on a screen. Teachers will use the best research-based instructional practices--high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech--to expose students to a variety of learning experiences and to prepare them for future endeavors in college and/or careers.