Chromebook Accessibility Features Teachers Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a teacher using Chromebook in instruction, you need to make sure you are knowledgable about the required tips and features that will enable you to make the best of this device in more

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Many people think it is not possible to code on a Chromebook. I will begin by discussing applications that work on a Chromebook for younger children, then older students and finally for adults and those who want to code for a living. You can code on a Chromebook. Many of the discussions on line will lead you to beleive that you need to install Linux on your Chromebook to enable the ability to code. However, Linux can now be installed easily on Chromebooks.

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Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access. Finding good apps can be hard, so here is a list of Android apps for Education to use on Chromebooks, Chromebook Tab and other Android devices.

4 Chromebook Accessibility Features Every Teacher Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a teacher using Chromebook in instruction, you need to make sure you are knowledgable about the required tips and features that will enable you to make the best of this device in more. Chromebook tips

Chrome Can: Creating eBooks with Chromebooks!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Chromebooks can do all of these things including creating eBooks. Chromebooks can read and create both of these formats. Chromebooks can create PDF’s in multiple ways. There are several ways Chromebooks can be used to create EPUB eBooks.

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Google I/O 2018 - big announcements from the opening keynote - very cool stuff!

Educational Technology Guy

Google kicked off Google I/O 2018 , their developer conference, yesterday, 5/8/18, with a keynote that had some amazing announcements in it. Many will be great for education, including news, accessibility and more. g suite GAFE/Chromebooks tips google google accessibility Google for EducatorsHere is a summary of them with links to more info on each one. I'm pretty excited for these. Google for Education Resources) Google AI is the big topic of the day.

Six Great Apps for the ACER Chromebook Tab


Let’s explore the new Acer Chromebook Tab and some awesome apps to get the most out of your device. The new ACER Chromebook Tab works just like a Chromebook with access to the core Google for Education apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive. The Tab features access to Chrome Web Store and Android Apps and it includes a built-in pen, which opens up the possibilities for this device in the classroom. ACER Chromebook App Chromebooks

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Date: Friday, February 2, 2018. We may install things on their Chromebooks, but when they are on their phones, they are getting unfiltered access to the internet. You know, parents may have a filter at home, and we may have a filter at school, but once they go on their data on their cell phone, typically they have unfettered access to the internet.

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Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

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You can register even if you cannot attend and you’ll be able to access the notes and information from all of the rooms in the summit. All Grades All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Gsuite and Google Apps Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Mac Special Needs Teachers Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If Screencastify is to Chromebooks what Explain Everything has been to iPads all these years — a formative assessment tool well-suited to any device running Google Chrome. This is great for math teachers and can turn your Chromebook into a very simple way of ensuring that you understand how students are working problems.

Chromebooks vs iPads: Intertwining Roads


Reading Time: 5 minutes Many people have asked: are Chromebooks or iPads the ideal devices for the modern classroom? They started with 2000 Chromebooks and built up their repertoire to 6000 Chromebooks, for 10 000 students. In addition, the initial batch of Chromebooks was part of a pilot project. What also seems to work for Milpitas Unified School District is their rotational loaning program meaning every student or staff member does not get a Chromebook.

Google for Education Best Practices Resources 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. Admin Accounts: ("Admin Roles") You can designate users at different levels of admin access.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 22, 2018. Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read. Then I actually have Google Classroom, which is where I put it so it’s a little bit easier for them to access. laura dennis (@laura_dennis_) April 9, 2018. Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

Educational Technology Guy

Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. The Tools for Diverse Learners Training helps teachers learn how to use the accessibility features in Chromebooks and G Suite to help their students succeed. Google has some great resources for educators at the Google for Education Training Center.

Two Tools for Audio Creation in the Chromebook Classroom


As the Chromebook perforates classrooms across the country, students have the ability to express themselves in ways that may not have been possible in a traditional classroom setting. Chromebooks offer so many ways to engage students creatively and go well beyond word processing. Fortunately, there are several tools available to Chromebook teachers that can help the verbalization process and below are my top two audio recording tools for the Chromebook classroom.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access


The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to and plan your professional development for 2018. Date: January 5, 2018. But I’m talking about the research tool for Google Books that gives you access to millions of titles that are in the public domain. For a social studies teacher, a history teacher, who needs to give his or her student a little more access to historical articles and books, that’s a great resource.

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Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets

EdTech Magazine

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets. Do we want a Chromebook or a tablet?” Now, school districts can have both with the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 , the world’s first tablet running the Chrome OS. . Acer Chromebook Tab 10.

Chromebooks: The Key to Successful Management


How do you distribute hundreds or even thousands of Chromebooks? Manage the processes surrounding your Chromebooks by using an IT asset management solution, like VIZOR. In addition, library systems may seem to track the devices but this reactive tool does not track the full lifecycle of the Chromebooks. In other words, it doesn’t monitor inventory data, warranty information, maintenance details, student and/or class allocation as well as all costs related to your Chromebooks.

TCEA 2018: Tech Upgrades Begin with Professional Development

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TCEA 2018: Tech Upgrades Begin with Professional Development. Every one of our schools had only two access points.”. Jena Passut (@JPassut) February 7, 2018. “We As a result of Innovate Academy and Level Up, Aldine now has more than 93,000 active Google accounts and 37,582 Chromebooks in use, he said. EdTech will feature articles on breakout sessions and the latest trends from TCEA 2018. Check out more of our coverage on the TCEA 2018 conference page.

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Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018


Makerspace Product Roundup, 2018 It seems like everywhere you turn, new products are being launched that are the perfect fit for making and makerspaces in schools. Compatibility: Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. Compatibility: Windows 7/8/10, Chromebook, and Mac OS compatible.

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice


Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests. His research focuses on advancing the accessibility of computer-based assessments—for all learners—through a standards-based approach. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology.

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

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Users can access a wide variety of AR games, lesson plans, and other experiences created by others and shared in the Metaverse ecosystem via the free app (reminder: Always preview these to be sure they fit your student group ). Download the app to your phone, tablet, or Chromebook.



For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School


As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win for schools balancing spending priorities. She piloted iPads in one school she worked at and Chromebooks in another. “By

ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie calls this the ACE method of mentoring: Access, Collaboration and Experimentation. Date: May 21, 2018. The A stands for access, the C stands for collaborate and the E stands for experiment. So accessAccess. Access. Give them access to your resources. Now that everything is digital, it’s in the cloud in Google Drive, I’ve kind of given my induction teacher access to everything. When we’re at school she has access to it.

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These New Web-Based AR and VR Tools Are Perfect for Chromebooks


Today’s most popular augmented and virtual reality applications are typically available for mobile devices, but many classrooms have moved from tablets to Chromebooks, especially at the secondary level. The shift is often about giving students access to devices to help them build research and writing skills, but it’s also about funding constraints. While there are many benefits of Chromebooks in the classroom, the limitations on immersive technology are often not considered.



CLASSLINK ONECLICK ClassLink OneClick technology enables access to Web-based, Windows, and Google applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. TABPILOT, CHROMETOOLS ChromeTools provides essential classroom management tools for Chromebooks. Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards.

Acer Unveils Chromebook Tab 10, First Chrome OS Tablet for Education


Acer today unveiled the first education tablet running Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 (D651N). Ed Tech Ticker Chromebook Computers edtech News

How to Roll Out Chromebooks for Your District in a Jiffy

EdTech Magazine

How to Roll Out Chromebooks for Your District in a Jiffy. In August 2016, the tech team at the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana was loading up new Acer Chromebooks to be delivered to the district’s 87 schools when the area was hit with a catastrophic storm. . The storm even ruined hundreds of the Chromebooks themselves. Still, the district needed to roll out 14,000 Chromebooks before the new online state test in March.

What's New in Google - April 2018


Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from April 2018, and see great ideas and resources! Below is the recorded video from our April 2018 Google User Meeting , along with the meeting agenda and all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the last month. This includes 26 new Google updates and 41 Google resources for your class. The monthly meetings are hosted by the Google Educator Group of Ohio , but are open to anyone from any location.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Date: February 20, 2018. Now Tom, you and I have talked about two technologies that you’re particularly excited about with Chromebooks — Google Jamboard and Google Expeditions.

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Print or Digital Textbooks? What’s the Low-down?

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Quickly after iPads, schools fell in love with Chromebooks and their amazing ability to allow students to collaborate and share, not to mention their ease of maintenance. Tech That Won’t Survive 2018. For the past decade, schools have invested millions of dollars in technology.

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All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018


Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. New Hardware Belkin Education debuted two versions of its Chrome OS keyboard, which connects to an individual Chromebook tablet via a secure wired connection. Look what the wind blew into the Windy City.

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Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

We gush over new hardware like iPads and Chromebooks. What technology does, and does quite well, is make learning materials more accessible, more equitable, more up to date, and better suited to individuals. In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? ,