PD: Deploying 1000 Chromebooks

Context: This is the one to attend. Tips of things learned the hard way.

Dianna R Foley (Communications and Technology). Rocky River City School District.

General Method: Completed a pilot. Gathered Data. The cool thing was that the piloted teachers created positive buzz with other teachers. A good decision (helped create buyin).


  • Success Maker
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Video and audio capture
  • Track pad (can get a mouse)

RRCD decided to go with keeping Chromebooks inhouse instead of sending the devices home with the student.

Side idea: getting a few of these consistently for the board meetings. Board members use Chromebooks at board meeting.

Manual enrollment vs automatic.

Could do about 10 at a time. Need a lot of bandwidth as it takes a while to run updates. Updates can take around 15 minutes.

Added additional label to the front of the Chromebook as it was easier to see (for student). This allowed number to corresponding cart. Teacher assigned number to student (narrows the pool of who you need to talk to).

Side Idea: Workshops for parents for Google Apps.

Define ownership of a cart. That’s the best way to do things for securing the carts.

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