Chromebook Deployment

When deploying iPads please refer to the 1:1 iPad Site

Preparation for deploying 1:1 Chromebooks 

New Chromebooks should arrive in the class, enrolled in the school's domain. This means they have Chrome Management license and setting can be managed via the GSuite Administration.  Why have Chrome Management licenses with our Chromebooks?  

Set the learners’ passwords to a generic easy to type password for the first time they login. e.g. 2020room6

These can be reset later as part of the Cybersmart lesson on creating secure passwords.

Recommend teachers bookmark their site, Teacher Dashboard, edublog and Class blog in their Bookmarks Bar.

Prior to deployment have a link to the class learning site on the school's website. If this is not possible use the share links feature in Hāpara Teacher Dashboard to open the site on students’ devices.

Prior to deploying Chromebooks, organise and share learning content on the cybersmart page of your learning site. Once devices are deployed learners can access and engage with these learning tasks immediately.  See example below of the Bookmark Challenge. You are welcome to copy this and repurpose for your class.

Ideally chromebooks will arrive in class enrolled for the learner with their email and they will be entering a password that has been preset in Hāpara. 

If learners need to add their email, extract student info from Hāpara and paste into a spreadsheet. 

How to extract student name/email from Hāpara

Increase spreadsheet font size to 24-30 and print out. Cut into strips to hand out to each learner to reference when logging in for the first time.

Encourage learners to help each other by using their words and/or demonstrating on their own device.

Deploying 1:1 Chromebooks 

Once learners have logged in start with Smart Learners Bookmarks

Follow up with opportunities to practise navigating their chromebook e.g.

Wherever possible have one of the learners either cast to the screen or use the HDMI cable to model this process in real time.

Model and communicate expectations of right place at the right time when on their Chromebooks. The class site empowers learners to make decisions about their next steps for learning when using their chromebook. 

Week 1: We are learning to navigate our Chromebook so we can find our learning faster

Right Place Right Time: Bookmarks
Daily Drive: Write Every Day Task
Chromebook Keyboard