Why have we chosen Chromebooks?
There are a wide range of tablet and laptop-style devices available on the market and Putteridge High School conducted pilot schemes and extensive research when considering the type of device which would be best suited to students in our school.
A Chromebook looks like a laptop in appearance but operates in a very different way with students accessing services and apps online. The Chromebook operating system is produced by Google who provide a wealth of apps and services which are specifically designed to support students in education.
Chromebook devices boot-up in a matter of seconds and have a battery life that lasts up to 8 hours, dependent on use. Chromebook devices are managed centrally by our IT Support Team to ensure that access is safe and secure. Internet content is filtered for inappropriate content to ensure students can access everything they need for their school work.
Students need to be prepared for an increasingly digital world. Research has confirmed that good home access to technology has a positive impact on a child’s educational achievements; it often motivates them to do schoolwork by providing more interesting and engaging ways to learn. Student work is often better presented so their selfesteem grows and they can explore subjects that interest them in their own time.
The following are just a few examples of what students will do at Putteridge High School:
- Create, share and collaborate using GSuite
- Use subject related apps in the classroom and at home
- Collaborative learning
What is included?
How do I order?
For those of you who have not purchased a device for Year 7 students in Phase 1, you may wish to purchase one for your child in Phase 2 which has now opened and is the last chance to order a device this academic year.
To order the Chromebook for your child, please click on the link below and enter the details shown:
Chromebook Scheme Purchasing Portal
Email: Please use your email address
Once you have logged into the page, please select ‘Year 7’ from the drop down menu.
The purchasing portal will close on Sunday 9th October 2022 and payments will be taken by direct debit directly through Freedom Technology who operate the scheme.
The direct debit reference on your bank account will be ‘Freedom Tech’, so please do not delete this if you wish to continue with your purchase. The first direct debit will be taken on Monday 25th October 2022. Should the direct debit payment fail, the next opportunity to purchase will be in the Summer term 2023.
The information below is from 2021 and will give you an indication of the cost. All details regarding the device and cost are exactly the same for our 2022 intake as we have been able to secure the same price as 2021.
How do I arrange repairs ?
If you have an issue with your chromebook please contact Freedom Technology directly by clicking here.
To read the full Chromebook for Learning Parent / Carer Handbook, from 2021 please see below. An updated version will be added here when ready.
A copy of our Chromebook Code for Students can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Central Admin Team - centraladmin@putteridgehigh.