Chromebook For Learning
As a Google College which uses Google Classroom as our main curriculum platform, it is important to ensure that all our students have equal opportunities and for our students to be successful, a balance of school and home learning is crucial.
We have therefore set up a Chromebook for Learning Scheme for families who would like to purchase an affordable high-quality device that your child can use, spreading payments if necessary. Financial support is available: please contact the school for further information.
The Chromebook for Learning Scheme enables us to extend learning effectively beyond the classroom. With the use of Google Apps for education, including Google Classroom, this will give students ready access to the information they study at school wherever they are, and whenever they like on their own personal Chromebook.
The College will continue to use more traditional methods of learning and teaching. The Chromebooks are an educational tool to enhance learning, and will be used both in the classroom and at home. Our community will be taught how to use the Chromebooks for effective and accelerated outcomes.
Key Dates for Current Year 7, 8 & 9 Students
Chromebooks for Learning: Portal now open
All students in Year 7, 8 and 9 are now learning with Chromebooks in the classroom and at home.
If you have not yet purchased a Chromebook, we have one last window for this academic year for you to do so through our Chromebook for Learning Portal. Delivery is anticipated after October half term.
|Chromebook purchase scheme opens at https://www.tech4learners.co.uk/users/login||Thursday 9th September 2021|
|Purchase scheme closes||Midnight, Sunday 10th October 2021|
Private Purchasing of a Chromebook
You may decide that you wish to purchase your child’s Chromebook privately. If so, there is a fee of £35 for the device to have a school Google licence. Privately owned Chromebooks are enrolled onto our management system at the start of the academic year. The Chromebook will subsequently only work via your child’s school login. At home, school management restrictions do not apply and students can browse freely. It is not possible to install private apps on a school managed Chromebook, however students can still access sites through the Chrome browser.
We wish for every student to be advantaged with access to technology: if your child receives pupil premium funding and you would like financial support, please contact us via email@example.com
For full details of the scheme, more details about the Chromebooks on offer, and all your questions answered click here
To place an order, visit www.tech4learners.co.uk. You will need the username and password which was sent to Year 7, 8 and 9 parents on 9th September 2021. If you require assistance or have any questions regarding the portal, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 857 5632.
Delivery of Freedom Tech Chromebooks for Year 7
Week beginning 6th September 2021
- Distribution of Freedom Tech Chromebooks to Year 7 students - The Chromebooks will be in their original boxes which are more bulky than the actual device: you may wish to consider precisely how they take these home.
For Thursday 9th September Year 7 students should bring their Chromebooks to learn with in College.
Please ensure that:
- The Chromebook is named on the internal keyboard side AND on the base of the device.
- The Chromebook is charged at home each night.
- That your child can log into their Chromebook via their school Google Login and access Google Classroom.
- Also check they can log into their Office 365 account via Chrome, using their school username and password, in order to access their school email account. (Their school account will be the only login they will be able to use in College)
- If there are any login issues, please ensure that you inform your child's Tutor before Monday 14th June.
Any students who are still waiting for their Chromebooks, they will be lent a device each day.
Any students who have their own Chromebooks will need to bring these into College for our IT department to enrol onto our College system.
If you have any questions relating to this Chromebook scheme. Please email email@example.com