West Orange Public Schools 1:1 Computing

  • 1:1 Chomebooks


    The West Orange Public Schools has a 1:1 Chromebook Program where every student in grades PK-12 has access to a chromebook to support and enhance their educational experience in an expanding digital world. As we navigate the 21st century, excellence in educaton requires that technology, including access to the Internet, be readily available and seamless integrated throughout the educational process. The primary technology tool of the students in the West Orange Public Schools is the chromebook. 

    • All Chromebooks are supplied with the latest Google Chrome Operating System (OS). The Chrome OS will automatically install updates when the computer is shutdown and restarted. There is no need for virus protection with the Chrome OS. Chrome provides multiple layers of protection against viruses and malware, including data encryption.

    • Chromebooks seamlessly integrate with Google’s G-Suite of productivity and collaboration tools (previously called GAFE -- Google Apps for Education). G-Suite includes Google Docs (word processing), Google Sheets (spreadsheets), Google Slides (presentations), Google Drawing, Sites, Google Forms, and Google Classroom. G-Suite is a free service that is designed to:
      • Provide students with access to current technology applications and free tools designed to promote collaboration between students and teachers;
      • Give students the ability to work on their documents in school, home, or any location that is connected to the Internet via a laptop, desktop, or mobile device.
      • Provide students with the ability to work collaboratively, engage in peer-editing of documents, and publish their work to be viewed by teachers and other students in the classroom.
      • Google Classroom simplifies creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. Students can be invited by teachers to join a class and entry into the class requires a school domain address. It is a teacher-controlled space where students can exchange discussion, work and interaction. While parents may not join a Google Classroom, they can receive notifications from Google about assignment deadlines and weekly updates about their specific student. 
    • Students in grades 6-12 are assigned a District email through G-Suite that is managed by West Orange Public Schools. The @westorangeschools.org e-mail access provides a standardized e-mail address to every student for school-related communications. If you wish, you may read more about the privacy, domain concerns, and parental controls, as per the Google Academic Agreement: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/education_terms.html

Last Modified on July 7, 2023