Frequently Asked Questions:

When will my student receive their Chromebook?

TechForEd  District Talking Points

All freshman will receive their Chromebook during their Seminar class on Freshman Orientation Day.

Questions?? - Contact Mallory Goetz at [email protected]

What is a Chromebook and how is it different from a laptop?

Watch video "Introducing the Chromebook".

I already have a device. Can I have my student bring that to school instead of buying one?

All 9th-11th graders will receive a device from the school. The classes of 2022 may bring their own device. However, you should be aware of the minimum requirements for third party devices. Also, there are some major disadvantages to this approach. See the "Devices" page for details.

What happens when my student leaves DRHS?

If a student is part of the TechForEd program or a student has borrowed a device from the school, then their device must be returned to the school. If a student has purchased his/her device, then upon leaving the device will be removed from the Jeffco Domain and the device will then need to be reset. Instructions will be shared at time of student withdrawal.

Can students print from a Chromebook?

Students can print from their school device in the DRHS library.

Can a Chromebook be used offline?

Yes, but you will need to do a few things ahead of time when you are online. Watch this video tutorial for instructions.

Can I use a phone or an ipad as a device?

How is a Tech4Ed Chromebook repaired?

Tech4Ed Chromebooks are repaired through the district. Dakota Ridge students can bring the device to the library for help. They should first try and troubleshoot on their own using this document as a resource. If the device needs a hardware repair the district will repair it and a fee will be placed on the student account. This is like any other item a student might borrow from school - the school own the device, textbook, library book, but the student is responsible for any damage. If a family would like to purchase Accidental Damage Protection (ADP), they may do this for their student device here. For more information on the ADP please see this document. The ADP is a one-time purchase, but will cover accidental damage for the 4-years your student has this same device. Any questions, please reach out to Ms. Goetz - contact info above.

Will my student be using the device all day in every class?

No. Teachers will be implementing technology gradually. The school is committed to providing ongoing training to teachers and students in best practices and innovative technology integration that will redefine and transform the types of tasks that students will be able to do.

Technology will be used when it is the best educational tool; however, not all learning happens best on a screen. Teachers will use the best research-based instructional practices--high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech--to expose students to a variety of learning experiences and to prepare them for future endeavors in college and/or careers.
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