Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks

Kajeet

One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives.

Why Chromebooks Have Expanded in K-12 Classrooms

Kajeet

Did you know Chromebooks made up 60 percent of all U.S. To put that number in perspective, in 2012, Chromebooks made up less than a single percent of the education market, according to Computerworld. So why are Chromebooks gaining—and maintaining—the momentum within the K-12 classroom?

10 Chromebook features you (probably) don’t know about

Ditch That Textbook

Chromebooks are packed with some pretty amazing features that make them unique digital devices for students. In a Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit video presentation, I shared some of my favorite tips for making the most of Chromebooks in the classroom — for students and for YOU! Ed Tech chromebook in the classroom chromebook tips ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit google classroom 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. We’re giving away two copies of John’s book The Chromebook Classroom.

Apps for Touchscreen Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

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: --.

The Chromebook Help App - built in support on your Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

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. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

Acer Chrometab: Chromebook + Tablet

Teacher Tech

Acer Tablet AND Chromebook Acer just came out with a new Chromebook… that is a 10″ tablet. This is not an android tablet, it is a Chromebook. However, Chromebooks can run Android apps so it is an Android tablet. But it’s a Chromebook. I keep saying this because I love Chromebooks! The post Acer Chrometab: Chromebook + Tablet appeared first on Teacher Tech. Android Chromebook Chrometab Google Tablet Acer chromebook google

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

Educational Technology Guy

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!

Touchscreen Chromebooks: the iPad killers in schools?

Ditch That Textbook

I have worked with all sorts of digital devices in my own classroom — desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, student cell phones and a variety of others. Hands down, the best experience for me has been Chromebooks.

Chromebook Deployment Help Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Looking to deploy Chromebooks in your district or school? Here are some tips and resources: Read through the Official Chromebook Deployment Guide from Google first. Plan ahead before you deploy - here are some tips and things to consider: My Google Webinar on Going Google/Chromebooks includes some things to consider and check, for example your wireless capacity, before deploying Chromebooks. Decide which Chromebook you want to use.

Chromebook Scavenger Hunt

Teacher Tech

Chromebook Tips Deana Hubbell tweeted out that she was having her littles explore Chromebooks with a scavenger hunt that uses my template. The post Chromebook Scavenger Hunt appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chromebook Google Intermediate Sheets templates chromebook google sheets templateI added a few additional challenges to the spreadsheet. Share this challenge with students. As they accomplish each challenge they will mark an X in column A.

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.

Chromebook Inventory Tool - must have for GAFE Admins

Educational Technology Guy

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.

169 Tech Tips–Two Great Chromebook Shortkeys

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: #121–Chromebook Caps Lock and #122–Chromebook Delete Key. Category: CHROMEBOOKS. Q: Where’s the caps lock on a Chromebook ? A: On Chromebooks, caps lock is a shortkey: Alt+search. Keyboarding Tech tips 169 tech tips chromebooks

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

169 Tech Tips–8 Tips for Chromebooks

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: #94–8 Tips for Chromebooks in Class. Be clear what the Chromebook can and can’t do. Chromebooks are platform agnostic. Get students used to the most fundamental Chromebook shortkeys. The Chromebook operating system (Chrome OS) is Linux-based.

Tips and Resources for Using Chromebooks offline

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some resources and tips for using Chromebooks even without an internet connection. It will sync to their account when the Chromebook gets a network connection. Chromebooks beyond the cloud: Everything Chromebooks can do offline: [link] Offline Apps.

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?

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

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

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

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.

NComputing Launches Chromebook CX110 and Chrome App, Offering Windows

The Journal

NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, paving the way for American schools to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks

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

A great comparison of Chromebooks vs Windows

Educational Technology Guy

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. chromebooks Google for Educators Microsoft Windows 7

Chromebooks: We Can and Must Do Better

Teacher Tech

We Can and Must Do Better with Our EdTech Use Andy Losik blogged on a report on how Chromebooks are being utilized. The post Chromebooks: We Can and Must Do Better appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries Chromebook Google

Some Great Chrome Apps for Chromebook Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

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.

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. There have been a lot of different reactions from the two, but most reactions were very positive towards the Chromebook Tab and very "meh" to the new iPad.

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. You can also view, edit and create Office documents right inside Google Drive on a Chromebook.

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. This is another app that makes Chromebooks even more useful. chromebooks dropbox GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

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. There are two different ways you can use their tools with Chromebooks.

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.

Chromebook: Caps Lock Key

Teacher Tech

Chromebooks do not have a Caps Lock key. Chromebook Google chromebook keyboard shortcuts keytipsInstead there is a search button, which in my opinion is completely useless when the address bar is a search. Use Control-L to highlight the address bar and type your search.

Google Announces Chromebook News at BETT 2019

techlearning

This week, Google showcases its Chromebooks designed for education at BETT 2019, booth C230

Excellent Livebinder with Chromebooks and Google resources

Educational Technology Guy

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+.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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.

Tips for Troubleshooting Chromebooks and some typical issues

Educational Technology Guy

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. If you need to remove a user from a Chromebook, do not login.

169 Tech Tip #128–Top 10 Chromebook Shortkeys

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip #128–Top Ten Chromebook Shortkeys. Category: CHROMEBOOKS. Here’s a poster with ten Chromebook shortkeys popular in classrooms: Sign up for a new tip each week or buy the entire 169 Real-world Ways to Put Tech into Your Classroom.

Chromebooks: Webcam Record Chrome Extension

Teacher Tech

This allows Chrome (and Chromebook) users to record 30 seconds of themselves using the webcam. The post Chromebooks: Webcam Record Chrome Extension appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chrome Chromebook Google Intermediate Video extension googleWebcam Record Chrome Extension My newest Chrome extension, Alice Keeler Webcam Record, is now live in the Chrome Webstore.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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

Chromebook: Post Screenshots to Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Chromebook: Post Screenshots to Google Slides One thing I advocate is for students to take screenshots of their work while they are working on a Chromebook. The post Chromebook: Post Screenshots to Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Win an Acer Spin 11 Chromebook

Teacher Tech

The new Acer Spin 11 Chromebook is designed for students at school. Win an Acer Spin 11 Chromebook Matt Miller and I are presenting in Indianapolis a workshop on […]. The post Win an Acer Spin 11 Chromebook appeared first on Teacher Tech.