Using the Chrome Device at Home

For the 2020 school year, students in kindergarten through 2nd grade will receive a  Lenovo 10e Chrome tablet 10.1" MediaTek. Students in grades 3 through 9,  and new students in grades 10-12, will receive an HP Chromebook 11A G8 - Education Edition - 11.6" 

Lenovo Chrome Tablet Ports

Image of Lenovo Chrome Tablet ports

HP Chromebook Ports

HP Chromebook-Right side ports
HP Chrombook-left side ports

 

R1   Audio Out/Audio In       L1   Security cable slot
R2   Micro SD memory card reader   L2   USB-C power connector and super speed port
R3   USB super speed port   L3   USB super speed port
R4   USB-C power connector and super speed port      

 

How to Turn on the Device

Lenovo

Press the Power button on the side of the tablet labeled 4 in the image above

To shut-down the device hold the power button in until the screen goes black 

HP

The Chromebook general starts automatically when the lid is raised. You may also press the power key in the upper right corner of the keyboard to start to device.

You may shut down the Chromebook using any of the methods below:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
  2. Press and hold the power key for 3 seconds.
  3. Press and hold the power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out.
     

How to Plug in the Device

Lenovo

Plug the power cord into a surge protected powerstrip (recommended) or wall outlet.

Plug the other end of the cord with the USB C connector into the port labeled 1 on the Chrome tablet image above

HP

Plug the power cord into a surge protected powerstrip (recommended) or wall outlet.

Plug the other end of the cord with the USB C connector into the port labeled R4 on the Chromebook image above 

 

Headphones for your device

Lenovo

The Lenovo Chrome tablet supports Bluetooth 4.,2 as well a headphone/mic combo jack

HP

The HP Chromebook supports Bluetooth 4.2. as well as a headphone/microphone combination jack, and USB 2.0 and USB C input slots

#AddWifi

How to Add your home WiFi

Lenovo

1. Slide right across the screen or tap

three horizontal lines to open settings on Lenovo tablet
to open the setting shortcut panel

2. Settings > Network & Internet > WLAN.

3. Turn on the WLAN switch and select your home network in the list to connect to the Internet. When you are connecting to a secure network, you will need to enter your network password to connect.

HP

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Not Connected .
    Note: If you see your WiFi network name and a signal strength, your Chromebook is already connected to WiFi.
  3. Turn on WiFi. 
  4. Your Chromebook will automatically look for available networks and show them to you in a list.
  5. Select your home network. If you are connecting to a secure network you will need to enter your network password to connect.

 

How to Add Your Home Printer

It will not be necessary to have a printer in your home for students to complete school assignments. 

Students will have access to network cloud printers within their school building however, we are trying to avoid sharing of any materials, including paper assignments and handouts. One of the features of our decision to use Chrome devices, Google applications, and Canvas is the ability to share classwork with other students and staff without printing a document. This not only saves contamination in this time of a pandemic, but is ecologically responsible in our global community.

If you want to add a printer in your home you may need to search the internet for your particular brand of printer for additional directions. Below are basic instructions for adding a home printer. Because your home printer is not District equipment we can not support any problems you may be having with your printer. 

Add your printer to your Chromebook

  1. At the bottom right of your Chrome desktop screen, select the time.

  2. Select Settings

  3. At the bottom, select Advanced

  4. Under "Printing," select Printers

  5. Under "Available printers to save," next to your printer, select Save

  6. Check that your printer appears at the top, under "Saved printers."

See the Google support page for additional instructions

 

More Information

Support Tablet 10e Manual

HP Chromebook User Guide