What if we do not have Internet access at home?

  • Google Docs allow the user to work in offline mode so students can complete classwork at home, even without Internet access. Files are saved locally to the Chromebook, then automatically updated the next time a wireless connection is detected.  A student can start a project at school and finish it at home, even without an Internet connection. When the student returns to school the next day, anything he or she worked on at home will be automatically updated to their Google Drive.Offline mode must be enabled before students can use it.  In offline mode, student can edit their documents and presentations, but spreadsheets, are view-only for now.
    Many Internet connection options are available, and Naperville area Comcast provides a reduced price connection program for qualifying families. That program can be found at http://www.internetessentials.com.  Our community offers free wifi at various locations including our public libraries.