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

Educational Technology Guy

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

3D CAD and 3D Printing with Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

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. Two more things Chromebooks can do! Related: What can you do on a Chromebook?

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Learn More About Chromebooks From Intel

The Web20Classroom

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. Chromebooks Intel

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

Educational Technology Guy

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. What can you do on a Chromebook?

5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today John Sowash @rsowash talks formative assessment, multimedia, and the must-have apps for Chromebooks. Today he gives us five ideas to amp up our Chromebook classroom. Many of these tools and tips will work for any device that can access the Web. Teaching Tools chromebooks

Android Apps on Chromebooks

The Electric Educator

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. As of this post, only the Asus flip has received access. Don't have access yet?

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

Educational Technology Guy

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. Use to record lessons and classes for students to access later.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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. Three models are getting access in June with more getting access later.

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

Educational Technology Guy

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. Students and teachers can access thousands of web apps and extensions, most free, as well as everything on the internet. Schools using Chromebooks have great experiences with limited issues or concerns.

Track, Disable and Wipe a stolen/missing Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

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.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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.

GAFE and Chromebooks Admin Console Best Practices and Tips

Educational Technology Guy

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.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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

Dell releases network appliance to provide Virtual Windows Desktops to Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks are amazing devices that are great for education. While they can do a lot , there are the occasional times when a user will need access to a Windows only application. There are a variety of ways to allow this on a Chromebook: setting up Chrome Remote Desktop on a Windows desktop PC, or using server based systems such as VM Ware, Citrix and Ericom AccessNow to provide access.

Google Accessibility Features in Chrome (OS and Browser)

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks , and the Chrome Web Browser, offer a tremendous amount of accessibility features to help vision and/or hearing impaired students. Google Accessibility , Using Google Products, [link] , contains a wealth of information and resources, along with apps, that can help students, and teachers. Make the web and Google Docs accessible to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.NEW!

Why I Love the Chromebook

The Electric Educator

I love Chromebooks. I love the Chromebook because, in my opinion, it exemplifies everything that I love about technology and the potential for technology to impact education. Chromebooks are simple. I want my classroom to be Simple, Flexible, Accessible and Innovative.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. When reading on a Chromebook, the student can easily search for the definition for an unknown word instead of struggling. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Chromebooks Command Close to Half of K-12 Computing Market, Analyst Says

Marketplace K-12

The rising popularity of Chromebooks is driving down the prices that schools pay for devices, with the $200 to $299 category commanding the biggest segment. Accessibility Apple Chromebooks Microsoft Procurement apple chromebooks futuresource ipad k12market microsoft tablet windows

My 2015 Chromebook Gift Guide

The Electric Educator

If you are thinking about picking up a Chromebook for yourself, a son or daughter, or your parents, or a college student, this is a great time to get a great deal! Chromebooks, for the most part, are identical. They all run the same software and have access to the same web-based tools.

10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

Class Tech Tips

Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the tools on this list. Read Article → The post 10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks appeared first on Class Tech Tips. Chromebook iPad/Laptop Use Reading & Writing Social Studies & ScienceStudents need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world.

Chromebooks in the Classrooms–Friend or Foe?

Ask a Tech Teacher

AATT contributor, Krista Albrecht, has a balanced evaluation of Chromebooks in the classroom I think you’ll find useful. Chromebooks in the Classrooms… Friend or Foe? Chromebooks…those little computers that everyone is talking about.

Lesson Ideas for #Chromebook Classrooms: Collaborative #Math Study Guides

The Electric Educator

Note: this lesson idea is an excerpt from my book, The Chromebook Classroom. Ziteboard works great on touchscreen chromebooks. Each student now has access to a student-generated study guide with dozens of practice problems! chromebook #chromebookEDU Chromebook Lessons math

Resources to get Started With Google Apps and Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebook Getting Started Guide https://support.google.com/chromebook/?hl=en#topic=3399709 hl=en#topic=3399709 Tour of your Chromebook https://support.google.com/chromebook/topic/3406191?hl=en&ref_topic=3399709 hl=en&ref_topic=3399709 (includes screen, menu and keyboard and touchpad) Step 1: Watch these videos for an overview: What is Google Apps for Education (GAFE): [link] Why Chromebooks for Education?: chromebooks Google for Educators

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Instead of a school purchasing an iPad and keyboard for all the students, what about a Chromebook and Nexus 7 for each student? A Chromebook starts at $300 and the Nexus 7 starts at $200. I would have the Chromebooks stay at school.

Chromebooks in Band Class

The Thinking Stick

Last year when I received my Chromebook at ATLA ( Auburn Teacher Leadership Academy 2.0 ), I didn’t see how it would benefit me as a band teacher. Yesterday was our first day of Chromebooks in the band room and I was blown away.

Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

Teacher Tech

Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts As we go back to school, let’s teach our students how to access keyboard shortcuts on the Chromebook. The post Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chromebook Google Intermediate chromebook googleThis not only increases digital literacy for students but improves workflows and saves class time.

Tips to Protect and Secure Chromebooks Off Campus

EdTech Magazine

Data Loss Prevention Data protection Encryption Firewalls Identity Management Mobile Security Network Access Control Remote Access Security Security Software SoftwareBy Wylie Wong One expert calls his experience with device management a ‘game changer.’.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Schools have tried to identify adequate solutions to this problem at a critical moment when all students in school should have reliable home Internet access.

New generation of Chromebooks designed for millions of students and educators

eSchool News

[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.

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Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks

eSchool News

Google’s Chromebook has almost completely replaced Apple’s iconic tablet as the first choice for classroom-tech initiatives. In addition, Chromebooks have multiple, substantial layers of built-in security, providing peace of mind regarding certain types of cyber threats.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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HP launches new education Chromebook

eSchool News

As the Chromebook’s classroom popularity grows, its features expand. HP Inc.has launched the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) — a durable, lightweight Chromebook designed to meet the needs of students and educators.

Anatomy of a successful Chromebook rollout

eSchool News

Best practices and PD tips for going one-to-one with Chromebooks. Long before Chromebooks, we knew we wanted to deliver the best in face-to-face learning supported by instructional tools.”. After reviewing those options, he says, “it came down to the Chromebook versus the laptop.”

Google Admin Console Configuration: Chromebook Settings

The Electric Educator

This post explores the the critical settings needed in order to deploy Chromebooks in your district. The recommendations below are the bare minimum that an admin should configure when deploying Chromebooks. The Chromebook Classroom is available for purchase at chrmbook.com or on Amazon.

Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

Class Tech Tips

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. Android Apps Chromebook iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use Special Education accessible ebooks dyslexia ebooks

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Inspire Student Creativity with Chromebooks – from Greg Kulowiec

EdTechTeacher

While access to information does not make a student instantly knowledgeable, it does change the role of the teacher. Creativity & Chromebooks. However, the Chromebook landscape is rapidly changing. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Free alternatives to Microsoft Access, including a web based one

Educational Technology Guy

Access is Microsoft''s well known data base tool. Useful for Chromebook users and others looking for a web based solution. It also can work with SQL and Access files. However, it only comes in the higher priced versions of Office and many people don''t use Office at all.

Chromebooks are on the rise, but Windows reliance remains

eSchool News

Sixty-two percent of K-12 schools participating in a recent survey support Chromebook initiatives, and 22 percent of those schools use Chromebooks as a primary classroom device. Next page: Take our poll on Chromebooks and Windows .

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

Kleinspiration

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.

13 Steps to Shape & Secure Your 1:1 Chromebook Program

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Taken from Best Practices to Shape & Secure Your 1:1 Program for Chromebooks. Otherwise, through a guest account, students can use the Chromebook without the district user policy in place. Limit Sign-in Access.