• Digital Learning Resources

Student Help Widget

Useful Apps to Download

  • Google Apps and Zoom

  • Google Classroom

    This year, many of our teachers will be using Google Classroom.

    Please follow these steps for setting up your student's GCPS Google account for the first time: 
    Accessing Google Classroom

    Google Classroom Logo

    (Screencasts linked above were created by the LSTC at Head ES and used with permission.)

  • Changing Your Chrome Browser User

    Frequently a new user needs to be added to existing Chrome accounts so students can access their GCPS Google Classroom. Use the directions below to help guide you through this process.

    Changing Your Chrome Browser User (Handout)

    Changing Chrome User

  • Connecting Mobile Devices to Google

    In order for mobile devices to work properly in G Suite for Education & Google Classroom, various free Google apps should be downloaded. 

    These apps include:

    • Google Drive
    • Google Docs
    • Google Slides
    • Google Sheets
    • Google Classroom
    • Chrome (optional depending on the device being used)

    Once you have downloaded these apps, use these directions to guide you through connecting to your child's GCPS Google account: Signing in to Google Accounts on a Mobile Device

  • Setting Up School Chromebooks at Home

    Chromebook logo

    If your student checked out a Chromebook from our school, you must connect to your home WiFi network FIRST before logging in.

    Zoom App Logo
    For Zoom to work correctly on Chromebooks, please follow these directions.

  • School Chromebooks - Asking for Email Address

    If the Chromebook is asking for a student email address, then one of the following three things is happening:

    1. The Chromebook has not been connected to your home WiFi. This step must be done first.

    2. The person attempting to log into the Chromebook is clicking the "Sign in with a different account" link that is on the first opening page of the Chromebook. If this happens, it will prompt for an email address. Instead, please click the blue button in the bottom right corner and from there it will go to the Student Portal login screen. Students will log into the Portal with their username and password.

    3. If the GCPS Portal system is slow or down, it will redirect you to a Google login screen rather than the GCPS Student Portal login screen. In this case, there is nothing we can do but wait for the GCPS site to come back online.

    (The information above was created by the LSTC at Head ES and used with permission.)

  • Personally-Owned Chromebook Account Troubleshooting

    If you are having trouble with a personal Chromebook, most likely you have conflicting Google accounts.

    Troubleshooting Personal Chromebooks Help Sheet

    In the case of multiple Google accounts causing conflict, use the directions linked below to sign out of all other personal accounts.

    Directions for Signing Out of Personal Google Accounts