Device naming is the discipline of deciding what a digital device will be called, and is very similar in concept and approach to the process of deciding on a name for a company or organization. Device naming is considered a critical part of the device management process.
Your Chromebook automatically checks for updates each time it turns on and connects to a network.
Then it downloads the updates in the background when it’s connected to Wi-Fi.
This way, you always have the latest version of the operating system.
Install available updates
Your Chromebook lets you know if an update is ready. In the status area where your account picture appears, you’ll see the system update icon .
To install the update, click Update > Restart to update.
Check for updates
To check for available updates:
- Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
- Click Settings > About Chrome OS.
- In the “About” window that appears, click Check for and apply updates.
Once you’ve installed any available updates, you can check the “About” window to confirm that your Chromebook is up to date.
What information goes to Google when you update
When your Chromebook checks for updates, it sends information like version number and language, to Google servers. This information isn’t associated with you or your Google Account.
How to find Chromebook Serial Number:
- Hit (Esc + refresh + power) to start the wipe process
- Hit (Ctrl + D) on the recovery screen (yellow exclamation mark)
- Hit (Enter) on the screen that states: “to turn OS verification OFF, press enter. Your system will…”
- On the next screen which has the red exclamation mark, let the system proceed to the next screen automatically.
- Then, on the next screen which states: “The device owner has disabled developer mode for this device…” again, let the system reboot automatically
- When the chromebook restarts you will be at the screen that states: choose your language and network, you don’t need to fill this out just hit (ALT + V) and the serial number will display in the top right corner of the screen.
Google Apps and Chromebooks, and the Chrome Web Browser, offer a tremendous amount of accessibility features to help vision and/or hearing impaired students.
Google Accessibility, Using Google Products, http://www.google.com/accessibility/products/, contains a wealth of information and resources, along with apps, that can help students, and teachers.
http://www.chrometoolbox.com/ – This collaborative space was created to celebrate the many Apps and Extensions made by developers which serve the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.
Accessibility Options on Chromebooks
Some of the main features:
Chrome Browser – includes screen readers and magnifiers, full page zoom, high contrast color, and more.
To zoom in on a page on a Chromebook, click CTRL + to zoom out CTRL –
The newest update to Chrome OS (Nov 2013) now has support for USB-connected Braille displays
Chrome OS and ChromeVox – Chrome OS (Chromebooks) include a built in screen reader, ChromeVox. It is also an extension for the Chrome Browser. http://www.chromevox.com/
Google Docs and Sites – screen reader allows ease of use
Magnifier Extension for Chrome – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/magnifier-extension/mmknioomkplkkfgaobefmklldbanoaok?hl=en-US
Voice Comments – allows you to leave voice comments, instead of just text, in Google Drive/Docs https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/voice-comments/hcdoaikeblbbiphjibkhliiedjhnbbke?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon
Alternatives to Inspiration: http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2012/04/6-free-mindmapping-appsservices-for.html
Google updates Drive and Docs with improved screen reader, Braille display, and accessibility phone support
Speech to Text and Text to Speech
Read&Write for Google Docs – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US
Introduction to Read & Write for Google http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPqbk7TJKLo&feature=youtu.be
Boost reading confidence. Make the web and Google Docs accessible to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.NEW! FREE for TEACHERS! Teachers get a FREE subscription to Read&Write for Google. To register and activate your premium subscription, go to rw.texthelp.com/freeforteachers after installing Read&Write for Google. Read&Write for Google™ offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading and writing. • Hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting • See the meaning of words explained with text and picture dictionaries • Hear text translated into other languages • Predicts the next word as you type • Highlight interesting or relevant text and collect it for use in other documents Read&Write for Google™ is a friendly browser add-in for use with PCs, Macs and Chromebooks. It works with web pages and common file types in Google Drive, including: – Google Docs – PDF – ePub – Kes
Speech Input, Simplify and Summarize Now Part of Read&Write for Google!
Google Chrome extension that enables you to have the text on most webpages read to you. With Speak It installed just highlight the text on a the page you’re viewing then right-click to activate Speak It. Then click the play button to have the text read to you. The voice is very digitized, but it is clear. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speakit/pgeolalilifpodheeocdmbhehgnkkbak
Select and Speak lets you select text from almost any website and make it talk
Type with your voice. Dictation turns your Google Chrome into a speech recognition app
DictaNote Speech Recognizer https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dictanote-speech-recogniz/aomjekmpappghadlogpigifkghlmebjk?hl=en
Increased accessibility with Braille display support for Google Docs, Slides and Drawings
If you use a Braille display, you can now enable Braille support in Google Docs, Slides and Drawings to read and enter text. This option is currently available for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
5 Good Apps for ESL / ELL Students: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/03/5-good-apps-for-esl-ell-students.html#.Ux75Qj9dWN0
If you receive this message on your desktops please contact Technology by phone at 803-469-6900 Ext.406
or 132 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
After you launch the application the first time you will have to register it to your school’s assigned ORG Unit ID
Step 1 – Select Assign Device to ORG Unit button
Please locate your ORG Unit ID from the attached inline spreadsheet and enter it in the ORG Unit ID box Select ADD
The ORG Unit ID is case sensitive !
School ORG UNIT ID Alice Drive Elementary 7yAfhlFcW Aice Drive Middle mJWOpxFq- Bates Middle School mk99plYqb Mayewood Middle School XkNBCgFcZ Cherryvale Elementary myUHkZY9W Chestnut Oaks 7J2FkbKq- Crosswell Drive Elementary XyxqgbK9b Ebenezer Middle School QJ8Ub-Yq- Furman Middle School QyFd-bFcW High Hills Elementary Q10gzbF5W Hillcrest Middle Schools QJyRGZY9Z Kingsbury Elementary XktIQbY9b Lemira Elementary School myh17bK5b Manchester Elementary School 7kk1NbK5- Millwood Elementary X1397-Fqb Pocalla Elementary mJ2qEbYcZ Rafting Creek Elementary 71Yp4-t5W Wilder Elementary QklFrZYcW Willow Drive Elementary XJAJI-FcW WIDA X1gem0m6G
At this time No changes required for Delaine Elementary , R.E. Davis Elementary and Shaw Heights Elementary.
Enter the ORG Unit ID in the box shown below. Select ADD
After you selected add the org unit id will show up below the box to confirm that it was correct and it was accepted.
If you receive a message with invalid ORG Unit Id you typed in the incorrect ID. Please try again.
To complete the registration you must select register.
At this time application will launch .
This ORG ID is case sensitive.
At the login Screen Select Apps
Click on Map Chromebook Testing App
The Test will launch.
Please login to start the test.
All Students should have this icon available under the Students menu -> DRC Insight 2016
If you do not have this DRC Insight 2016 link available reboot your machine once to make sure all updates were applied.
In case this link is still not available to you please report this by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your School’s name and the room number where you are experiencing this issue.
Google Apps for Education
One of the advantages of using Google Apps is that our files are stored in the Cloud, so we can access them from any computer, at any time. But to get access to them, we normally need internet connection… so what to do when the internet connection is unreliable or not available at all? Jenny and Drea show us in this episode that Google Apps is now compatible with offline mode and give us tips on how they work and collaborate offline.
First off, you need to get prepared for working offline when you are online! Google has created apps compatible with offline mode, that you can download in your Chrome, Play or App store. This is the case of Gmail for instance, that allows Chrome desktop users to check and write emails via the “Gmail Offline” app. Check out this link to download this app in the Chrome Web Store : goo.gl/89Wm0X. If inspiration strikes when you’re on the road, you just need to go to your Gmail Offline App installed in your Chrome desktop browser, and use your Gmail as you were online (eg: writing, labeling emails). Your emails will be always synced when you are connected again.
Google Drive is also also equipped with offline capabilities on desktop and on mobile. You just need to make sure you enable them when you’re online. If you are using a desktop, Drive files are available offline from any Chrome browser. To enable offline mode, go to drive.google.com/drive/settings and Check the box next to “Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline. If you’d prefer to access Drive files from your computer, instead of a Chrome browser, it is also possible : you will need to install Google Drive on your desktop. Once you have installed this app, any changes you make locally in your Google Drive folder will sync to your “My Drive” on the web. Find the instructions on how to install this app in this article: goo.gl/8xFvgb
Finally we may be on the go and without internet connection when we most urgently need to get access to a Drive folder. Jenny shows us how she worked and collaborated offline from her mobile during a recent international trip. To make that possible, she enabled offline access on her phone by downloading the Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides apps. Then, she went to her Google Drive app and selected the “available offline” option for the file she wanted to work offline. For the specific itinerary doc she used while offline, she could make edits but also collaborate with Drea. While Jenny made edits offline, Drea added suggestions when she was connected to the wi-fi. The doc was synced again when Jenny was back online – and at that moment she was able see Drea’s notes appear.
We can find many other great examples of working and cooperating offline. Feel free to share yours in the comment section below!
Finally, don’t forget that you can catch up with the previous Apps Show episodes browsing this website: goo.gl/SK6ENo
As of February 2016 the Information Systems and Technology Department implemented a new policy to save power and to eliminate security related threats that target unattended computers that are left on overnight.
The vision is to save power and eliminate these security threats that can affect our network.
This policy is still work in progress. We will post a description of the targeted machines and with the exceptions applied along with the full policy upon completion.
The Systems Technician who implemented this feature on our network is Mr. Butch DeWitt.
Please contact him for any questions related.
803-469-6900 Ext. 115
Staff Google Accounts
Can’t access your Google Apps for Education account ? (Only for teachers and staff)
Let’s go through a few steps together on how you can gain access to it in minutes.
We need to determine your username and password to be able to access your Google Apps for Education account.
1. Your Username
Your username is the same with your login to your desktop computer appended with the sumterschools.net domain.
Your Google account is email@example.com
2. Your Password
Your password should be the same with your desktop login password.
Your password does not work with Google ? No problem. A quick password synchronization can be performed by you following the steps below.
The procedure to establish a password synchronization with your Google account can be performed by you on your teacher/staff desktop.
Please follow these steps to synchronize your password with Google.
Step 1. After you Logged in to your desktop at work Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE
This window will open
Step 2. Please Select Change a password
Step 3. Reset your password at this screen . You may use the same password.
We recommend using the same password. In case you wish to use a new one please keep in mind that this will perform a synchronization with AD and Enrich also.
After this password reset operation was performed you should be able to access the firstname.lastname@example.org Google account with this same password.
In case you still cannot access your Google Apps for Education account please contact the Technology Department.
By phone: 803-469-6900 Ext. 132 or 406
By e-mail: email@example.com
Student Google Accounts
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For instructional use only teachers can request access to The District’s WiFi network on a personal device.
Please fill out the following form
The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique 12-digit hexadecimal number assigned to the network interface (e.g. ethernet card) in your network-enabled device.
Note: Your wireless will need to be enabled in order to locate your MAC address. If you are not sure how to enable wireless on your device please refer to the instructions that came with your device.
- To figure out the MAC address of your iPhone, start at the Home screen.
- Select Settings, General, then select About.
- Scroll down and look for Wi-Fi Address, that is your iPhone MAC address.
- From the Home screen, press Settings.
- Select General or More option at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down and tap About device.
- Tap Status.
- Scroll down to view the Wi-Fi MAC address.
Windows Mobile 6
- Enable WiFi.
- Click Start, Settings, Connections, WiFi Manager.
- In WiFi Manager, in the bottom right-hand corner, click MENU, then select About.
- The fourth item listed is MAC Address.
Windows Mobile 5
- Select Start, Settings.
- Select the tab for Connections, then select Wireless LAN.
- Select the Advanced tab.
- The address will be listed as MAC.
- At the Home screen, press the Menu key.
- Scroll to and select the Options icon.
- Scroll to and select Status to view the WLAN MAC address.
Many Palm devices will have the MAC address clearly marked on the back of the device. Older Palm OS devices did not have built-in wireless capabilities and required an add-on wireless card. If the Palm device has an add-on wireless card, please refer to the manual of the add-on card for information on how to obtain the MAC address.
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