Chromebook Guidelines, Tips, & Resources

Video by Teacher Tech Brian Pawlowski, Lasselle Elementary, VVUSD

Teacher Guidelines:

  • Teacher must book a date for the cart via the online calendar.
  • Teacher must report to the librarians to pick up a key to the cart.
  • Teachers are responsible for the cart that they check out and cannot transfer cart to another teacher.
  • Teacher must count and check that all 38 chromebooks are plugged in to be charged.
  • Cart must be returned to the library before 3:00 p.m. along with the key.

Google Chromebook Tips:

  • Chromebooks are not Windows devices. They do not have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Paint, etc.) installed. Instead, they have "Google Drive" apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Draw) that are "compatible" with Microsoft Office. Click for help with Google Drive.
  • Chromebooks are not to be logged on with students' personal Gmail accounts. Only district-issued Google accounts should be used.
  • Students can use USB flashdrives with the Chromebooks to store files "offline" (download); otherwise, all files will be saved to their Google Drive online "cloud" storage. All files saved to the Google Drive can also be accessed from any other device with access to the web (i.e. desktop computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.). Students have 30GB of storage space for any non-Google Docs files (music, videos, pictures, PDFs, etc.). Google Doc files do not count toward the 30GB space limit in the student's Drive account.

Resources for how to use Chromebooks with your students: