Chromebooks for Learning Scheme
We are delighted to announce that we are continuing the ‘Chromebooks for Learning Scheme’ for our pupils at Chiltern Academy. It will be an expectation for every pupil in Year 7 attending Chiltern Academy to use a Chromebook during their lessons at school. We are offering Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils the opportunity to purchase a device from the scheme too.
At Chiltern Academy, our pupils have been using Chromebooks across every subject on the curriculum, from English to Engineering and even PE. To ensure we maximise the potential of using chromebooks, every member of staff is an accredited Google Educator to at least level 1. We are delighted with the impact the devices have had on our pupils' learning both in the classroom and at home. Chromebooks are currently being used to research topics, create presentations, do quizzing, take tests, flip learning, collaborate on projects and much much more. The device is efficient and compatible for use at Chiltern Academy.
Technology allows learning to be increasingly engaging, enhancing the accessibility of resources and allow teachers to utilise educational tools more efficiently. Pupils having a device at their fingertips enhances learning in the classroom and extends effective learning beyond the classroom too.
We have chosen the Chromebook for our pupils as it is a laptop device with features that make it ideal for use in a school setting. Chromebooks take less than 8 seconds to boot up so time isn’t wasted in lessons. The devices have a long battery life, so the devices can be charged at home and used at school without needing to be charged. The simple technology and easy student-teacher workflow increases productivity. Chromebooks have excellent collaboration tools and work seamlessly with Google Apps for Education and other cloud based applications which all of our pupils and teachers already use extensively.
Following the unprecedented circumstances as a result of the pandemic, the demand for Chromebook devices has increased globally. We have managed to secure a scheme which will supply our pupils with a device. We have obtained packages that offer competitive pricing to purchase a Chromebook with insurance and warranty .
The cost of the device via the scheme will include insurance and the suppliers will take care of any repairs or insurance claims. The devices will be set up by our IT administrators to ensure that they are safe and secure for use by young people. The device will be owned by the pupil and will not belong to the school.
We understand that pupils may have their own devices at home but we are unable to ensure the safeguarding, insurance and uniformity required for use of a device in a school setting. Therefore any devices used on the school must be purchased via this scheme.
The device available on the scheme is a Lenovo 300e Chromebook. The specifications are as follows;
- Category: Device 2 - 11.6" Chromebook (Multi-touch)
- Part: 82CE0002UK
- Screen: 11.6"
- Screen Features: IPS, anti-glare, anti-fingerprint, LED backlight, 250 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, Enhanced Touch, anti-fingerprint, support 10-finger gesture
- Memory Configuration: 4GB Soldered DDR4-1866
- Storage Configuration: 32GB eMMC 5.1
- Webcam: 720p HD, fixed focus, single microphone
- USB ports: Two USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (with the function of power delivery,
- DisplayPort and data transfer), two USB-A 3.1 Gen 1
- Weight: 1.31 kg
- Dimensions: 290mm x 204mm x 20.35mm
The package offers competitive pricing to purchase a Lenovo 300e Chromebook with 3 years full insurance for any accidental damage, 3 years warranty and the Chrome licence and configuration.
The cost for this device are as follows;
|Scheme A||Cash purchase||£375.95||£375.95|
|Scheme B||12 Months payment plan||£33.49||£401.88|
|Scheme C||24 Months payment plan||£18.00||£432.00|
|Scheme D||36 Months payment plan||£12.83||£461.88|
The details for accessing the portal are as follows;
Password (same for all): S3cure02!
Portal opens (for Year 6, 7 and 8 only) May 28th and closes July 11th 2021 - Devices will be given to pupils early September.
Current Year 9 pupils have a separate portal.
Password (same for all): S3cure02!
Please note parents must also add their own email address to the login page when they first go on the site.
If you have any questions or queries contact the school via email firstname.lastname@example.org.