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PRMS Student Chromebook Information

 
 
Wifi & Internet at Home
Chromebook slideshow screenshotTo use the Internet at home first add the home WiFi network, then login to the district Internet filter. (Login to the filter to use Google Classroom too.) 
1. Adding WiFi: Point the cursor at the wifi symbol in the bottom right of your screen. Then select your home WiFi network in the list and enter the WiFi password. 
2. Logging in to iBoss: You must login to the district Internet filter at home. In Chrome, click the Lex2 bookmarks in the upper left, then click the filter login. (Login using your school computer username and password.)
See a slideshow about how to set up and use your Chromebook  at home, PRMS Student Chrombook Intro.
 
Public WiFi
If you are using WiFi somewhere like the Lexington County Public Library or other free sites be aware that it may not show up in the list at first. You have to click on the WiFi symbol and then the WiFi will show up as available. See the two pictures below. 
 
 
 
Chromebook care and use
  • All students are given a Chromebook, a protective case, and a charger and cable to use while enrolled. All of these must be turned in if you withdraw. 
  • You can add a screen protector as long as it can be easily removed. 
  • You may not change the tablet case, put stickers on it, or draw on it.
  • Bring your tablet to school everyday and have it charged to at least 80%.
  • Charge the tablet every night at home and do not bring your charger to school. (Insurance does not cover lost or stolen chargers and a replacement charger costs $24.)

GOLD Tablet Care Tips
General tips for taking care of the tablets
  • Be sure the tablet is fully charged each day for school use. 
  • Do not crimp the charge cable or try to force the cable into the tablet port. 
  • Turn off the tablet when not in use.
  • Keep food and liquids away from the tablet.
  • Always close the Chromebook when it is in your backpack. 
  • Do not put pressure on the screen by putting things between the cover and the screen.
  • Do not drop or step on your backpack if the tablet is inside. 
  • Keep the cover clean. Do not write on the cover or put stickers on it. The tablets are school property.
  • Do not leave the tablet in a car or in a public place. 

Tips for saving battery life
  • Keep screen brightness as low as possible.
  • Close out apps that you are not using. 
  • Do not play games or videos while at school.

District Technology Policy 

All Lexington School District Two and Pine Ridge Middle School discipline rules apply to the tablets. Copies of the district policy are linked here. 
 
Is my download legal? 
Students need to remember the tablet is an educational tool, not their personal device. They should not download music or videos, especially since such downloads may be illegal. In addition, if the device memory fills up it will stop working and need to be wiped so they will lose files they have on it.  

Guidelines for downloading 
1. Look for an About page on a website. There should be information regarding how the site pays for its material. 
2. Is the material free, or are you paying a fee? Keep in mind all artists need to be paid for their work. Sometimes they may offer free downloads, but this is rare. If they do, you do not have the right to share it legally. 
3. Does the material belong to you or a friend? If you purchased something, and the package specifically says you may put a copy on a personal device you are probably legal but you can not share it. If it belongs to a friend, they probably can not share it legally. 
Find out about one student who shared 30 songs. See 'Appeals court approves $675,000 fine for student who illegally downloaded 30 songs'.