Having a Chromebook is a privilege at Bettendorf High School. It is a tool that will not only help you in your classes, but it will teach you skills that are necessary in most jobs today. The school is entitled to the Chromebooks and we expect every student to take good care of them. Here are some tips that will help keep the Chromebooks in proper working order.
Protecting your Chromebook
- Do not add any stickers or any other decorative items that would alter the appearance of the Chromebook from when you received it
- Do not tamper with school tags that are present on the Chromebooks.
- Use both hands when opening the Chromebooks.
- Do not hold the Chromebook by the screen.
- Always close the Chromebook before walking with it--remember, it has an 8-second startup.
- Be sure to keep the Chromebook in its protective case at all times.
- Running in the hallways is prohibited--keep in mind that all students are now carrying Chromebooks.
- Never pack your Chromebook with other materials. Keep it separate from textbooks and other heavy objects that could potentially damage the screen.
- Keep food and drink away from your Chromebook--they are not allowed in the Cafeteria.
- Treat your Chromebook as a valuable material--do not leave it lying around.
Cleaning your Chromebook
- Do not use any chemicals or other liquids to clean your Chromebook.
- Use microfiber cloth to wipe down the screen.
Powering your Chromebook
- Chromebooks are required to be fully charged when you arrive at school each day.
- When charging, be sure to place the Chromebook in an area that will prevent people from tripping from the power cord. This could injure the person and/or damage the Chromebook.
- Determine a consistent place to charge your Chromebook at home.
Protecting your Account
- Anytime you leave your Chromebook on your desk, close the lid so that no one can access your documents.
- Do not share your Chromebook with anyone unless your teacher asks you to do so--In that case, be sure to sign out before you hand your Chromebook to the other student!
- Do not share your password with anyone!
A Couple More Reminders...
- Anything you do on the Internet (on any device) is visible to someone--the Internet Service Provider, the company whose service you are using, others who can access your computer, etc.
- Pictures, music, etc., on your Chromebook should be appropriate for school--just like the pictures inside your locker or on your binder or music that might be played in a classroom at school.