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Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

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Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands of great apps, features and capabilities. org.ck12.simulations Chrome Apps for Touchscreen Chromebooks https://goo.gl/3UX0He Android apps for education chromebooks edtech free resources GAFE/Chromebooks tips

Apps for Touchscreen Chromebooks

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Touchscreen Chromebooks are becoming more popular, and flip models like the Acer C738T are also getting popular. These Chromebooks open up some more options and features for students. Here is a short list of apps that are great for touchscreen Chromebooks: --. apps for education chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators touchscreen

The Chromebook Help App - built in support on your Chromebook

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Chromebooks are very easy to use, but there is a learning curve for some people as it does do things differently. This is useful for anyone from the tech newbie to teachers and students first learning to adapt to a Chromebook. The "Get Help" app is right in the App Launcher and will open up the Chromebook Help app. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

3D CAD and 3D Printing with Chromebooks

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Everyone who reads this blog knows I'm a huge fan of Chromebooks , especially for education. Tinkercad is a completely web-based, 3D CAD system that works on Chromebooks. So, students can do their designs on the Chromebooks, and then the files can be accessed on the desktop PC and printed on the 3D printer. Two more things Chromebooks can do! Pretty much everything.

Chromebook Inventory Tool - must have for GAFE Admins

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Chromebooks are beyond popular in schools and the Google Admin Console provides a lot of great features and information. But, one thing that is missing is a way to get a full inventory of all of your Chromebooks, with information such as OS version, MAC Address, SN and more. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for EducatorsFollow me on Twitter and Google+.

Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

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Chromebooks are very powerful, and very useful, devices. Vernier is a huge name in data collection tools for science and math and they have been working to support Chromebooks for some time. Earlier this year they released their Graphical Analysis tool for Chromebooks (free) and they have continued to make their products work with Chromebooks. Pretty much everything.

Excellent Livebinder with Chromebooks and Google resources

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It has tons of resources about Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education. Some of it is specific to the school district it was created for, but there are some great resources there that work for anyone, including using Chromebooks in class, activities, lesson ideas and more. Check out the Chromebooks Livebinder here. chromebooks Google for Educators I recently found this great Livebinder in a discussion on Google+. Related: Google for Education Resources Livebinders - organize materials in online binders. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Some Great Chrome Apps for Chromebook Classrooms

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Holly Clark has a great article with some great apps for Chromebook classrooms. chromebooks gafe google applications It has an interactive image of the apps. As you hover over the app icon, it gives short description. Click on it and it takes you to the Google Play page so you can install it. There are some great apps here. There are also some other great resources on her site.

A great comparison of Chromebooks vs Windows

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I''m a huge believer and user of Chromebooks in education. Even with the huge popularity of Chromebooks, there are still a lot of people who don''t understand them or think that they can''t do a lot of things. found a great article that compares Chromebooks vs Windows, explores the claims and misconceptions and is a great resource for anyone thinking about Chromebooks.

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

The Electric Educator

Next week I will be launching the Chromebook Classroom podcast to explore how Chromebooks are impacting education. 01 | Cyrus Mistry - Group Product Manager, Android & Chromebooks for Education ep. chromebook podcastI have always wanted to write a book and publish a podcast. finished my book in November, so I decided to tackle the podcast!

Tips and Resources for Using Chromebooks offline

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Here are some resources and tips for using Chromebooks even without an internet connection. Enable offline use of Drive/Docs: https://support.google.com/drive/topic/1628465 https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2809731 Example of backup plan for when network is down: have students write a paper or create a presentation. chromebooks Google for Educators offline

Chromebooks - definitely awesome for education

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Back in May of 2012, I wrote about Google Chromebooks and how they were great for education. Two and a half years and 11,000 Chromebooks later, I stand by this even more. Our district has over 11,000 Chromebooks deployed in grades 3-12. Here''s why I recommend Chromebooks: inexpensive - average cost, with laser etching, Chrome management and setup is around $310 per device. Performance - I use an Acer C720 Chromebook with 4GB RAM (we have thousands of these in district) and the performance is excellent - very fast, even with multiple tabs open.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

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I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. dWDI_249CFY&feature=youtube_gdata_player Why Chromebooks for Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSBorbRZOA&feature=youtu.be Chromebooks for Education [link] What is Google Apps for Education? chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

Enable Dropbox Integration into your Chromebook File Manager

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If you use a Chromebook, you are also using Google Apps and Google Drive as your file storage. On a Chromebook, you used to have to go to the web interface, but now, thanks to a developer, you can access your Dropbox files right in your Chromebook File Manager Interface for easy access to all of your files. This is another app that makes Chromebooks even more useful.

Android Apps on Chromebooks

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Early Access to Android for Chrome An early release of the Google Play Store for Chrome was expected to come to three devices in June: the Asus Flip, Acer R11, and Chromebook Pixel. Android on Chrome - First Look I have had an opportunity to test out some Android Apps on my Asus Flip Chromebook. Here are a few screenshots: Not all Chromebooks will support Android Apps.

Lots of great new things coming to Google Apps and Chromebooks!!!

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Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks have become truly awesome resources for schools and Google just keeps improving them. Here are some of the recent announcements: Android apps are coming to Chromebooks! some Android apps have already been available for use on a Chromebook. With this new announcement, the Google Play Store and most of it's app will work with Chromebooks. See this link for full details on which Chromebooks will get this and when. With this announcement, touchscreen Chromebooks are even more functional for schools.

The new Chromebook Pixel - a "super" Chromebook that I really want, and you should too

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Google recently announced the new version of it''s flagship chromebook , the Chromebook Pixel. And, I''m guessing many others would if they understand Chromebooks. Most of the articles seem to think that Chromebooks aren''t as powerful or as useful as a Windows laptop or Macbook. Chromebooks can do almost everything. What can you do on a Chromebook?

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

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Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks https://www.google.com/edu/ How does Google Apps and Chromebooks compare to Apple or Microsoft inside the classroom? Google Apps and Chromebooks are extremely easy to use. Schools using Chromebooks have great experiences with limited issues or concerns. Google Classroom resources for Educators Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks? Most users are using web-based apps anyway, or there is a web based version available Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations

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I am a heavy user of Google Apps including Chrome and Chromebooks. These are the extensions that I use and feel are some of the best and most useful and consider a must have for all Chromebook users. Great tool for using videos on a Chromebook. Resources to get Started With Google Apps and Chromebooks Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Reflector2 - Wireless mirroring and streaming for iOS, Android and Chromebooks

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Reflector2 is a wireless streaming product that works with iOS, Android and even Chromebooks that allows teachers and students to share their iPads, Android tablets and Chromebooks to the big screen wirelessly, from anywhere in the room. Android chromebooks iOS presentation It also works with Mac and PC. It''s a great tool for teachers to use in their classroom.

Track, Disable and Wipe a stolen/missing Chromebook

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Chromebooks are getting more and more popular which means they are more ripe for theft. There are some features and tips for protecting your Chromebooks. 1. This means that if the Chromebook is stolen, there are no files for the thief to access. Sign In Restriction - restrict sign-in''s on your Chromebooks to specific accounts only, specifically your domain.

Picking a Chromebook for your 1:1 Program

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Chromebooks are HOT right now. At the end of 2015 we learned that 50% of devices in the classroom are Chromebooks. There are more Chromebook models available than ever before, so how do school leaders decide which one to purchase? After you have identified your purpose, there are a few general principles for selecting a Chromebook that I hope you will find helpful.

???? Announcing The Chromebook Classroom! ????

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Writing early drafts of The Chromebook Classroom We even met together in June of 2015 to work on this project together. Today, I am excited to officially announce the release of The Chromebook Classroom , the first detailed exploration of the use of Chromebooks in the K-12 classroom! Buy a copy of The Chromebook Classroom from chrmbook.com between now and Thanksgiving (Nov.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

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Neverware, a startup that has developed a software product, CloudReady , in partnership with Google, which turns almost any computer from the last 8 years into a full-fledged Chromebook. Imagine being able to use that old PC or Mac you have lying around as a Chromebook. chromebooks Cloud Computing cloudready free resources neverwareCheck it out!

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

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The thought of giving 30 kindergarten students their own Chromebooks might be daunting. Chromebooks made it really, really easy to differentiate instruction–I can’t imagine doing the differentiation that needed to be done without having the Chromebooks,” she said. Much of that achievement is due to the Chromebooks, Morgan said.

Now Available: The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

The Electric Educator

Season 1 of the Chromebook Classroom podcast is now available! The Chromebook Classroom Podcast was created to highlight how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Each episode features an interview with someone who is using Chromebooks to improve teaching and learning. 01 | Cyrus Mistry - Group Product Manager, Android & Chromebooks for Education ep.

Tips for Troubleshooting Chromebooks and some typical issues

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Here is some info about the Chromebooks and steps to take for issues/errors encountered. NOTE: Java does not work on Chromebooks. Java is a major security hazard and Chromebooks are very secure. Most of the Java based sites are moving to HTML5 which works on Chromebooks. 1. Remember, if this is the first time you are using that Chromebook, you have to click "add user" and add your user account info. 2. Check to make sure the language wasn''t changed: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1059490?hl=en hl=en 3. hl=en 5. Refresh key 6. hl=en 7.

Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

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Vernier, makers of very popular sensors and data collection systems, have just released their free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks. This addresses a huge need for schools using Chromebooks, and one obstacle that kept some schools from adopting Chromebooks. This app was specifically designed for Chromebooks and allows you to collect and share scientific data using Chromebooks. More updates, including the ability to connect sensors directly to a Chromebook''s USB port, are coming. Link ® to Chromebook’s USB port for data collection.

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

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Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. Chromebooks allow students to access curriculum while avoiding their triggers. Chromebooks also allow students to access additional resources to support their learning and address their individual needs. What can you do on a Chromebook?

Some app substitutions for iPad apps to use on a Chromebook

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Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. Find more here: Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators Web ApplicationsYou can just use the website. Others have web apps and/or extensions. Google Photos (part of Google Drive) can also be used to organize your photos and do basic editing. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

New generation of Chromebooks designed for millions of students and educators

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[Editor’s Note: At Bett , one of the largest education technology conferences in the world, Google is announcing a new line of Chromebooks for education. At Bett this week we’re introducing  a new generation of Chromebooks designed to adapt to the diverse ways students learn. More versatile Chromebooks. Stylus on Chromebooks will be a massive help for mathematics.”.

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New Book: The Chromebook Classroom

The Electric Educator

The Chromebook Classroom by John R. Sowash For the past year I have been working on my first book - The Chromebook Classroom. The Chromebook launched in 2009, and it was horrible! I was an early user of the first Chromebook, the CR-48. Chromebooks have outsold every other device. chromebook #GAFEcombined. The book is divided into three sections: 1.

GAFE and Chromebooks Admin Console Best Practices and Tips

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Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations Make sure you are saving Browser History if you want to track what users are doing.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

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Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true The process is so simple! and more.

DIY Chromebook Cart

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I recently worked with a large school district that is deploying G Suite and Chromebooks in the coming year. During my visit to the district I saw a do-it-yourself Chromebook cart that was built by one of the teachers who piloted Chromebooks for the district. The cart holds 16 Chromebooks. Have you built a Chromebook cart? chromebookwould love to see it!

Acer has some new Chromebooks coming

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According to this article, Acer has some nice new Chromebooks coming in early 2015. My district has around 6,000 Acer C720 Chromebooks and they are great - fast, powerful, relatively sturdy and a great price. These new ones sound even better. I''m a huge believer of Chromebooks as an technology tool that works great in schools. The first one is the Acer C740 which is supposedly going to be a rugged Chromebook with Intel''s 5th gen Broadwell processor with a starting price of $259 for 2GB RAM/16GB SSD and $279 for the 4GB RAM/16GB SSD. recommend 4 GB of RAM.

You can now perform calculations and conversions right in the Chromebook app launcher

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This is pretty neat. I''ve used the Google Omnibox to do calculations and conversions but never knew you can also do it right in the Chromebook app launcher. Another great feature of Chromebooks for students and teachers. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators online calculator You don''t even have to open a browser tab. Image source: [link] --.