AirDrop for the BYOD classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

Many schools have BYOD (Bring your Own Device). It appears that the student who have Windows computers or Chromebooks are out of luck! According to the Google Developer’s Website, Screenshot taken from Google Developers Site. What this means for a BYOD school is far greater than what is described above. The $199 Chromebook works just as good as the $1500 Macbook. PDF File Transfer from iPad to Chromebook!


Chrome Can: Google Chromebook App Hub

Dr. Shannon Doak

If you have been following my blog, you are aware that I am a big proponent of Chromebooks. My Chrome Can series of posts have been created to enable others to see the potential of Chromebooks as a real computer, one that can do everything traditional computers can.


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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year Cori helped oversee the BYOD sessions. Cori gives a quick overview of Monday’s BYOD sessions. I have included a list of BYOD sessions you could attend today, Tuesday, with times listed and room numbers. Tuesday BYOD Sessions. Adding Interactivity to Google Slides for Customized Learning (B307). Creating Google Cardboard VR in the Classroom (and Beyond) (B323). Big Things Come In Google Packages (B326).

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Chrome Can: Sticky Notes on Your Chromebook Desktop

Dr. Shannon Doak

While I actually like Google Keep and Google Tasks better since they are now integrated into all Google Apps, others might want the sticky note type of app. I began my search for an app that does this because of a post in a Chromebook community where one of the users was looking for an app like the Mac OS Sticky Notes. Sticky Notes running on a Chromebook. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Friday Tech Tip Innovation Organization

PDF FlipBook on a Chromebook.

Dr. Shannon Doak

I have already written a post about working with PDFs on a Chromebook. I have also written about creating eBooks on Chromebooks. In this post, I discuss the various ways you can make ebooks, one of them is using Google Docs and saving the file as a PDF. It is a great addition to your classroom Chromebooks or your student owned Chromebooks. BYOD Capstone Chrome Can Creativity ePortfolios Friday Tech Tip Innovation Visible Thinking

BYOD and Web Based Apps, Hosted Apps

Educational Technology Guy

BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, is very popular in many schools. BYOD does present some challenges including security and access to resources and software from personal devices. These are also useful for allowing Chromebooks to use Windows or Mac applications. My district uses Ericom AccessNow to provide access to Windows applications on Chromebooks. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. byod chromebooks server virtual Web Applications

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

Educational Technology Guy

At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment. 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. Account management is very easy with the Chromebooks and Nexus 7 using Google accounts for each student. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Chrome Can: Google Assistant Built In!

Dr. Shannon Doak

With the rollout of Chrome OS 72, the Google Assistant has made its way onto most Chromebooks. I have already written about why I think smart speakers should be in every classroom and with the addition of the Google Assistant to Chromebooks, now every student can have this functionality on their own device! I did notice that the Assistant didn’t just appear on all my Chromebooks. The Google Assistant in action on a Chromebook!

Creating an Effective Learning Environment While Practicing Social Distancing

Dr. Shannon Doak

Google Suite for Education. Microsoft also has an online suite of tools that offer the same features as Google. Screencasting on a Chromebook , Graphic Design, Photo Editing and Art. STEM on a Chromebook , . Coding on a Chromebook , . AirDrop on a Chromebook , .

BYMC – Bring Your Managed Chromebook

Tomorrow's Learners

I have often heard BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) referred to as Bring Your Own Disaster. So let’s consider BYMC – Bring Your Managed Chromebook. In a BYMC program, schools should stipulate one or two types of Chromebooks that are fit for purpose. Important considerations in any BYOD program should be battery life, time to boot up, durability and affordability – and Chromebooks tick all the boxes.

Using Screencasting and Google Slides to Make an Authentic Language Project

Dr. Shannon Doak

In this post, I will discuss a great way to use Google Slides and screencasting applications to create a great authentic project for second language learners. Making this project involves the use of two readily available tools, Google Slides, and a Screencasting tool. Students will first create Google Slides for each topic they will talk about. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity Innovation My Thoughts PD

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Chrome Can: PDFs

Dr. Shannon Doak

Portable Document Format (PDF), is a widely used file type and, therefore, learning how to work with PDFs on a Chromebook is something every student should learn. The tool I like to use the most on my Chromebook to annotate PDFs is called What makes this a great tool for the classroom, is that it integrates with Google Drive. This means that students can open and save files from and to Google Drive directly. Open from Google Drive, Dropbox or your computer.

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Making Thinking Visible Using Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

One way this could happen is in Google Classroom or on a student-created blog. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts Uncategorized Visible ThinkingAccording to the folks at Project Zero (PZ), “Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based conceptual framework, which aims to integrate the development of students’ thinking with content learning across subject matters.”

Extending Classroom Discussions with Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

Padlet , Wakelet , Twitter Chats using Hashtags, Google Hangouts Chat. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Innovation InTECHgration Idea My Thoughts Uncategorized Visible ThinkingClassroom discussions are a great way to get students to think about a topic and take that thinking deeper. Having multiple perspectives widens viewpoints and enables better understanding to form in the learning community. There are many discussion techniques.

Chrome Can: Chrome-based Tablet for the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

I recently got my hands on the CTL Chromebook Tab Tx1. I am, as you are probably aware, a fan of Chromebooks, however, I also love iPads and the wonderful things you can do with them in the classroom! This isn’t the first touchscreen ChromeOS device I have used, I also have a Samsung Chromebook Plus that I absolutely love. Also, since this is a Chromebook, it is a full browser experience. This tablet is a ChromeOS based tablet.

5 Awesome New Screencastify Features

The CoolCatTeacher

Because we are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) I have students on PC, Mac, and Chromebook and now I’m able to record screencasts on each of them and easily stitch them together in my web browser. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

Seesaw supports a variety of platforms making it super simple to use in any classroom environment and particularly in a BYOD setting. Supported platforms include iOS devices, Android devices, Chromebooks, and any computer with a Chrome web browser. Tips: Seesaw also has Google App integration, if your school uses Google in Education, they can login with the same Google login they use for everything else!

8 pARTS and Creative Writing with Research

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Click here to access the Google Doc. Click HERE to access the Google Doc version. Students grabbed their phones or borrowed a Chromebook. They started typing in keywords to search; I showed a few how to do a reverse Google Image search. BYOD Chromebooks creative writing grammar research standards based learning writing

PaperCut Announced as Google for Education Premier Partner


PaperCut , a print management software provider, today announced it has joined the Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner. The collaboration will provide printing solutions for G Suite and Chromebook users. [Do Click here for details] The Google for Education Partner Program was designed to enable partners to sell, service, and innovate by leveraging the G Suite platform and products. Google Education Ed Tech Ticker Printing News


The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


These were the pressing questions of the time – a time 8-months after the release of the first iPad and 6-months before the release of the first Chromebook. Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy. However, it was the Chromebook (2011) that truly revolutionized 1:1. While the iPad cost anywhere from $300 – $400, Chromebooks were sold from $199.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

Collaboration Technology such as Google Suite for Education (GSFE) takes collaboration to the next level. Many schools have moved to Chromebooks because the price point is right and they are very capable devices that can help students do everything I mentioned above and more. In my current school, HPA, we have a program called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) where the students are responsible for bringing a device to school. Many schools are Google Suite for Education schools.

InstallFree Nexus - us MS Office or LibreOffice on any device through the cloud

Educational Technology Guy

You can use Microsoft Office or LibreOffice on an iPad , Android Tablet, Chromebook or any device with a web browser. You can view and edit documents that you have stored in Dropbox , Google Drive , Office 365 and others and even access web apps that are written in Flash, Silverlight or Java. Seamless integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, SharePoint, Office 365 and other storage services. This is very useful for the Chromebooks.

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#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edmodo, Curriculet, and Google Drive are essential to productive workflow in my class. Students use Google Docs for typing up essays and other assignments. I type up my lesson plans in a Google Calendar which is posted on my class website , and merely copy/paste from my plans to create the daily agenda. I''m not worried about my students having too many log ins because they click on the "Sign in with Google" button since we are a Google Apps for Education school.

Using Curriculet for Short Reading Texts & PARCC Prep

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Since it is web-browser based, Curriculet can be used on any device or computer which is a must for my BYOD, 1:1 one day a week with Chromebooks classroom. Whether you are signing in with your own email, using the Edmodo app , or signing in with Google, accessing your Curriculet is simple. 1:1 BYOD common core curriculet flipping PARCC Reading

3 Tools for Speaking & Listening

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I also like that I can export my dication to Google Drive and Dropbox or save to computer or send via email. Screenshot of Voice Recognition While I have to use Voice Recognition in the app, I''d like to find a tool that could be used in any browser window or program on a Chromebook or computer. On personal devices, I like using the Google Voice keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S3 dictate into an open Google doc, but I haven''t come across anything similar for Chromebooks/computers.

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Innovative Uses of G Suite Edu in Medfield Public Schools


Through the development of their 1:1, BYOD and Chromebook cart model, Medfield has increased their adoption of G Suite in a variety of both practical and creative ways. With the 11th and 12th grade in a 1:1 Chromebook model and Chromebook carts being available in grades 6-10, approaches ranging from digital portfolios to collaborative data collection and virtual travel adventures are being executed with various G Suite tools. Blog G Suite Google Greg Kulowiec

Recommended settings for Chrome Education

Tomorrow's Learners

Chrome Education is an amazing tool that all schools using Chromebooks should invest in. To get the most out of managing your Chromebooks, here are my recommended settings: Restricting Access to sign in. Do not allow guest mode : I describe guest mode as a button that could say “use me if you don’t want your teachers/school admin to know what you were doing on this Chromebook”. When you enrol a Chromebook onto your domain, only the serial number is shown by default.

5 Digital Tools (& tips) to Help New School Leaders – Guest Post From Courtney Pepe


Tip #1 – Digital Feedback on Lesson Plans in Google Drive. The comments feature in Google Drive is a great way to give feedback on these teacher lesson plans. Reviewing the lesson plans is really a good way to get to know the instructional needs of your staff, and the fact that the comment feature in Google Drive allows the teachers to immediately respond to the feedback is really useful. The comment feature in Google Drive makes lesson plan feedback interactive.

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The district distributed 1,300 Chromebooks to its middle school students and decided to pay $4,600 to provide wireless access for any student who didn’t have it at home. “We Use Google Voice for parents and guardians to ask questions and get needed advice.

Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension)

Shake Up Learning

And it works on Windows, Mac and Chromebook, so it’s great for BYOD classrooms. – Compatible with Google Docs and Forms* (Sheets and Slides coming soon!). Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course. This is the e-course you have been waiting for: the course to help you on your journey to becoming a Google for Education Certified Trainer ! Private Google+ Community. The Ultimate Google Certified Trainer Planner.


Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. By embracing cloud solutions, such as those offered by Microsoft , Amazon and Google , school leaders can rethink computer labs to offer greater flexibility and increase access to instructional technology — and enjoy some cost savings. Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Active Reading Strategies Using the DocHub Chrome App – from Beth Holland


However, until recently, it has been a bit cumbersome to highlight, add notes, and draw on documents – particularly in a BYOD environment with Macbooks, Windows laptops, and Chromebooks. Students and teachers can login to the DocHub app (or ) using their Google account. From there, it is possible to upload any PDF, text document, or Microsoft Office file from Drive, the web, or even your computer/Chromebook download folder.

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


In summary, their results suggested “no noticeable improvement” in standardized test scores (PISA) for reading, mathematics, or science in countries that heavily invested in classroom technology; thus, they do not believe expanding access to high-tech devices (1:1 Chromebook programs) will abate falling test scores. . There are a wide variety of resources available including Youtube for Schools and Google for Education.

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5 steps for implementing a 1:1 program


The device is usually offered by the school, but with the spread of BYOD programs, this no longer stands true all the time. Going Google… or Microsoft… or Apple. Google, Microsoft and Apple are really just the big players of the industry, but you’ll find many more options if you look beyond them.

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Student Response Tools for the Digital Classroom

Class Tech Integrate

Whether your class is 1:1 with a specific device (Chromebooks, iPads) or you have a BYOD environment (Bring Your Own Device),there are many websites that work as an excellent option for teachers to gather responses from their students. The teacher can set up a presentation like they would in Google Slides, Keypoint, or PowerPoint, and they an embed question types into the slide. Poll Everywhere Poll Everywhere is a great option for the BYOD environment.