Any experiences people have had with chromebooks and schools are welcome.
There is two main ways Chromebooks are used in schools, Enterprised Enrolled and stand alone.
In order to enterprise enroll a chromebook, the OS needs to be factory reset so that it can be enrolled into the school's Google Apps system. This also requires a paid license to be available for the new device.
A lot of schools will simply use a extension like Hapara Teacher dashboard which they load against the student's school google account to monitor and manage the user (not the device).
My guess is the school will add the WiFi to the chromebook, log in with the student's school google account and make sure it all works.
Chromebooks allow multiple google accounts to log into them, there is an option once the device is enterprise enrolled to remove this but this is only done on school owned devices (generally
Thanks for that info, very helpful. I'll try and get some more info out of the school, but it sounds like even if we set it up now, we can just reset it before it goes to school next year.
Do you use any software or anything in particular when the chromebooks are at home to aid in "safe" use?
They seem like nifty little machines.
Personally I have only been involved with the locking down and managing access to certain websites via the enterprise enrolled chromebooks, but if you have a look at Chromebook Supervisor Users:
This will give you lots of nice features to manage what the young-uns are doing on the Chromebook.