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1:1 Chromebooks

RCS is committed to being a 1:1 district, providing every RCS student with equitable access to a device. We are pleased to offer Chromebooks to our K-12 learners. 


What is a Chromebook?  A Chromebook is a laptop that runs on the Google Chrome operating system. The Chrome operating system is designed to work in the cloud, so that means everything--your files, your apps, even your desktop-- lives online (not on your laptop) and is the same wherever you sign in. That means never misplacing your files or losing your work in progress (it’s all right on the cloud). No wifi? Chromebooks also store files locally and work offline.

What do learners actually do on a Chromebook?  This varies from school to school and by grade level, but the answer may be, “just about everything.” Popular tools like Google Slides, Docs and Sheets make classroom collaboration easy, and there are apps like video-making, podcasting, and coding. You may also have heard your child talk about Google Classroom. It is a tool some teachers use to help organize student classwork, push out videos and assignments, and facilitate discussions and video conferences.

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We've identified some common problems and walk you through how to fix them.  If you can't fix it yourself, we'll tell you how to get help.

Chromebook Troubleshooting

Chromebook Basics

How to delete and move files off your Chromebook

How to add a wi-fi printer

How to access Accessibility Features 

Learn how to use the built-in Chromebook accessibility feature Select-to-Speak to hear chosen text read aloud.
Learn the different ways to use voice to enter text.
Learn about the different ways to zoom and magnify content on your Chromebook. 

Chromebook FAQ