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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. id=org.ck12.simulations Chrome Apps for Touchscreen Chromebooks https://goo.gl/3UX0He This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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: --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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! So here is some info.

What can you do on a Chromebook? Pretty much everything.

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Chromebooks are getting more and more popular in education, the workplace and at home. UPDATE: They also work offline, contrary to popular belief: Tips and Resources for Using Chromebooks offline Here is some proof: 1. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! This has a huge list of web apps to use with Chromebooks, sorted by task and subject area.

Learn More About Chromebooks From Intel

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Educators are presented with so many device options for the classroom, but recently, Chromebooks have gained momentum. More and more districts are moving to Chromebooks as a cost effective option to put technology in the hands of more students. The folks over at Intel Education are excited to help educators get better acquainted with Chromebooks. Chromebooks Intel

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. chromebooks Google for Educators I recently found this great Livebinder in a discussion on Google+. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Some Great Chrome Apps for Chromebook Classrooms

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Holly Clark has a great article with some great apps for Chromebook classrooms. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. 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.

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. I found a great article that compares Chromebooks vs Windows, explores the claims and misconceptions and is a great resource for anyone thinking about Chromebooks.

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

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. v=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

Chromebooks - definitely awesome for education

Educational Technology Guy

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.

Enable Dropbox Integration into your Chromebook File Manager

Educational Technology Guy

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.

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. 02 | Dave Bast - Technology Integration Specialist, Holland, Michigan ep. 05 | Jolanda Nederveld - K-4 Technology and Media Specialist, Oriole Park Elementary School ep.

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?

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.

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?

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Android chromebooks iOS presentation It also works with Mac and PC.

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!

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. 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.

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. commented Dawn Young, Director of Educational Technology at Binghamton School district in New York. “As

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

The Electric Educator

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.

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.

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. We believe in the power of technology to help students learn however they learn best and help teachers teach the way they find most effective. More versatile Chromebooks. A world of content on Chromebooks.

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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. Type with your voice.

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. Remember, if this is the first time you are using that Chromebook, you have to click "add user" and add your user account info. Check to make sure the language wasn''t changed: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1059490?hl=en Click SHIFT-ALT to set it back to US keyboard.

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! This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators Web ApplicationsYou can just use the website. Others have web apps and/or extensions. Scroll down to Force-Installed Apps and Extensions ).

11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom

Class Tech Tips

It was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading. … The post 11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom appeared first on Class Tech Tips. Chromebook iPad Apps Reading & WritingLast week I made my third trip to Nebraska for the Nebraska State Reading Conference.

Picking a Chromebook for your 1:1 Program

The Electric Educator

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? Which devices will stand the test of time - both in terms of durability as well as technology. chromebook #chromebookEDU

Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process

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By Meghan Bogardus Cortez It’s a new year and time for new tech to take learning to the next level. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Personalized Learning

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.

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.

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.

Acer has some new Chromebooks coming

Educational Technology Guy

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. 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. inch Chromebook with the same specs as the C740.

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

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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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators online calculator This is pretty neat.

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.

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A Chromebook of Course! - a review of the Acer and Samsung Chromebook - Imagine being able to open up a world beyond your classroom walls without breaking the bank. I''ve been wanting to get my hands on a Chromebook ever since I did a presentation up north with my friend John Sowash. John and I spent a day working with a district that was rolling out iPads and Chromebooks.