Purpose of the Course: This course is intended to help you become familiar with the Chromebook, Chrome Operating System, Chrome browser and Google Apps for Education. After completing this course, you should have an understanding of the Chromebook and how to utilize it as a learning tool.
Audience: The intended audience for this course is the NISD community of students, parents and educators.
Enrollment: NISD staff and students have the ability to self-enroll in the course to take the quizzes and earn a Chromebook Academy Badge upon successful completion of the course. Staff enroll with chromebookstaff and students enroll with chromebookstudent.
Instructions: Clicking on the section name will show / hide the section.
In Northwest ISD we understand the value that technology brings to the learning environment. We strive to provide our students with a device that allows access to relevant technologies, tools and resources for individualized instruction while promoting student-driven learning.
As of Fall 2016, the Northwest ISD district issued device will be a Dell Chromebook.
This device meets or exceeds the following criteria:
- Meets the Northwest ISD Student Device Standards
- Meets the minimum device criteria for state testing
- Allows offline access to work
- Aligned with the goals in Northwest ISD Long Range Technology Plan
This decision was made with feedback from the following:
- Individual student testing aimed to meet a variety of needs
- Whole class testing
- Parent device survey
- Student device survey
- Teacher testing and classroom application
Demonstrate your Chromebook knowledge by earning the Chromebook Academy Badge!
Earn this badge by earning a minimum score of 80% on the review assessment below. (Just like the Test Your Knowledge self-assessments in the lessons above, you can attempt this assessment as many times as needed to reach the desired score.)
How do you know you've earned the badge?
You can access all Moodle badges you've earned by hovering over your name in the top right of the Moodle screen and scrolling down to Badges.