Each student (4th-12th grade) will be issued a Chromebook for his/her exclusive school use through the school year. We will be able to engage students in retrieving, manipulating, interpreting and applying information and data available through a wide variety of media. As a result, we hope to enhance our learning environments by further enriching critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
A Chromebook is a small, lightweight, personal computer running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used while connected to the Internet and support applications that reside on the Web, rather than traditional applications that reside on the machine itself.
In order to access Chrome, each student will be given and cbschools.org email address and password. As a protection precaution, students will only be able to send and receive emails from people with the same email extension i.e. other staff and students with the same cbschools.org email addresses.
The cbschools.org email address will also enable students to take full advantage of Google Apps for Education, a select bunch of apps chosen to complement our curriculum. Students can log into Google Chrome from any computer at home to have full access to their work stored in Google Drive.
Chromebook usage and internet safety is very important to us. The following resources may be helpful to parents on this subject.