Chromebook F.A.Q

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy
- Technology Department -
What is a Chromebook?
Chromebooks are laptops engineered specifically for cloud computing. Chromebooks are designed to be ultra portable and have excellent battery life. They run a light and secure operating system called Chrome OS that runs apps similar to a smartphone. They are best used with an internet connection, but also have limited offline capabilities. They can be used to surf the web, utilize productivity and collaboration tools within the Google Apps for Education Suite, create web content, edit audio/video/images, and do just about anything that you can do in a web browser on a traditional laptop.
What is Google Apps for Education (G-Suite)?
What grades are participating in the 1-to-1 Chromebook Program?
Are other schools/districts around us doing this?
My student already has a personal device, can they use it instead of a Chromebook at school?
How is one student’s Chromebook identified from another student?
My child forgot to charge their Chromebook before school. Now what?
What login will students use to get into the device operating system?
Can the Chromebooks be used with another username?
Will unsafe or inappropriate websites be filtered on the devices?
How much storage do students have?
Can students download apps?
Can you print from the devices?
How can students submit work or assignments via their devices?
What if a student is out of school for an extended period (illness, travel, family emergency, etc.)?
Can the devices be used at home?
Will devices be kept by students over summer?
How long should Chromebooks last?
Can the school track web history?
Can my child opt out of having a Chromebook?
What about computer viruses getting onto the Chromebook?
What does my child do if they can’t log in to their Chromebook?
Backgrounds and Passwords
Chromebook Technical Support
What happens if the device is damaged?
What happens if the device is stolen or lost?
What if another student damages my student’s device?
Do repair fees need to be paid up front?