1:1 Chromebook Tips and Tricks

  • Student Chromebook Tips

    • Keep food and drink away from your device to avoid accidental damage.
    • Handle your device with clean hands. Use appropriate cleaning supplies.
    • Always keep your Chromebook in its protective case.
    • Store it in a safe location every night, preferably away from your bedroom.
    • Know where your Chromebook is! Keep it in your bag or in a safe place when not in use.
    • Be gentle when plugging in power or headsets to avoid damaging the plugs.
    • Don’t place any stickers, tape, or draw on your chromebook or case.
    • When handling your Chromebook, use two hands to avoid dropping the device.
    • Never let anyone borrow your device. It’s your responsibility to keep it safe.

    Digital Citizenship Tips

    • Communicate responsibly with your device! Cyberbullying is strictly prohibited and may lead to criminal charges.  All student emails sent over district systems are archived per state law.
    • Never reveal or post identifying personal information to unknown people on the internet.
    • Do not attempt to bypass the district filter or browse materials unacceptable in an academic setting. If you accidentally find an inappropriate website, report it immediately to your teacher or parent.
    • Follow copyright laws and fair use guidelines. Only download music, videos, or other content related to your school work.
    • Make your Chromebook available for inspections by any administrator or teacher upon request.

    Parent\Guardian Tips

    • Have a discussion with your student concerning the expectations around the use of their 1:1 device.
    • All 1:1 devices have an internet filter that blocks non-educational websites. No filter can catch every website, so talk with your student around safe and responsible web browsing.
    • Have your student charge their device at night in a common area instead of their bedroom.
    • Your student’s 1:1 chromebook is tied to their login when being used. If others in the household use the device, any web use history will be tied back to your student.
    • Visit nthurston.k12.wa.us/futureready and click on “Digital Citizenship Resources” and “Digital Literacy Tip Sheets” and for additional resources on safe and responsible technology use for your student.

    Wi-Fi Access in the Community

    • All NTPS schools have free community Wi-Fi access. Connect by selecting NTPS-Guest.
    • All Timberland Regional Library locations offer free Wi-Fi access for families.
    • Many businesses in our community provide free Wi-Fi access to their patrons.
    • If you don’t have internet access, please contact your school’s counselors for additional resources.