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Grafton High School

Grafton High School

Enitere Ad Finem - Strive to the End

Telephone02 6642 3355

Emailgrafton-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Why Google Chrome and Chromebooks

WHY GOOGLE CHROME?

Google Chrome is an integral part of our BYOD program because students can access their information anywhere where there is a wireless internet connection. This means that students can access their data from Desktops in the school, Chromebooks or any device that has Google. Students can log into their GHS Google Account anywhere at any time and access, share and collaborate.

If anything happens to a device, data is not lost because it is stored in our own managed GHS GOOGLE drive.


WHY Chromebooks?

Google Chrome can be accessed using a Chromebook. Chrome allows student groups and their Teachers at GHS to use Google Drive and Google Apps to share and collaborate in the teaching and creation of resources and tasks.

Students can access their GHS Google drive from home and school or wherever there is a Wireless (internet) connection.

When students connect their Chromebooks to our GHS system, the device is filtered and cannot be erased until we remove the account.

This means that should the device be lost or stolen, we can lock the device remotely. On screen, a message is displayed asking for the device to be returned to Grafton High School. The Chromebook cannot be used until it is returned and we unlock it.

Chromebooks allow instant access, longer battery life and should a student leave, the device can be returned as a normal Chromebook.

Once it is set up to work in the school students can:

  • Participate online in classes
  • Share work
  • Collaborate with classmates and with teachers

The Chromebook will:

  • Run the Grafton High School Google Domain (GHS)
  • If lost- can be deactivated with a screen message asking for it to be returned to Grafton High School
  • When found- can be reactivated and will work as normal
  • Have filtered WIFI student access
  • Last all day with no need to charge (Chargers are not permitted at school)