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.

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: --.

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.

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.

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. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

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. Android chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips google Chrome OS Google for Educators

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.

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!

Chromebook Deployment Help Resources

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Chromebook Prank Guide for Teachers

The Electric Educator

I put together a list of 5 fun pranks that you can pull on your staff and students who are using Chromebooks: Google home page swap Cenafy your Chromebook Prank Wallpaper NOPE April 1 prank toolkit extension Fill out the form below and I will send you everything you need to win April 1!

Chromebook: Take a Partial Screenshot

Teacher Tech

Chromebook: Take a Partial Screenshot To take a partial screenshot on a Chromebook, hold down the Control key, the Alt key and the Windows switcher key (above the 6 key). The post Chromebook: Take a Partial Screenshot appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chromebook Google Intermediate chromebookThis will change the arrow into cross hairs allowing you to select a portion of the screen. A full screenshot can be taken by omitting […].

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. 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

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

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Using Android Apps on a Chromebook. Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Why Android Apps on Chromebooks.

Chromebook: System App

Teacher Tech

To easily find out the specs on your Chromebook, install the System app. Beginner Chrome Apps Chromebook Google Chrome chromebook

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.

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. chromebooks Google for Educators Microsoft Windows 7

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

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.

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

10 Important Things You Should Know about Your Chromebook

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Chromebooks are making huge inroads in the world of education and are becoming essential learning tools in several classrooms, at least here in the north American sphere. Chromebook tipsIf you are new to.read more.

Enable Dropbox Integration into your Chromebook File Manager

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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

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.

8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks

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The post 8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks appeared first on TeachThought. Google Technology Experienced Teacher General technology

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+.

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.

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.

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.

New Book: The Chromebook Classroom

The Electric Educator

The Chromebook Classroom by John R. Sowash For the past year I have been working on my first book - The Chromebook Classroom. The Chromebook launched in 2009, and it was horrible! I was an early user of the first Chromebook, the CR-48. chromebook #GAFE

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.

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? chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips google Google for Educators

GIVEAWAY: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash

The CoolCatTeacher

John Sowash will be on the 10-Minute Teacher show on Friday morning sharing his ideas for a Chromebook classroom. As part of our ongoing celebration of the launch of the show, John has agreed to give away two copies of his book The Chromebook Classroom.

DIY Chromebook Cart

The Electric Educator

I recently worked with a large school district that is deploying G Suite and Chromebooks in the coming year. During my visit to the district I saw a do-it-yourself Chromebook cart that was built by one of the teachers who piloted Chromebooks for the district. chromebook

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.

Project wirelessly from your Chromebook to Epson projectors with iProjection App

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Epson announced the availability of the Epson iProjection™ App for Chromebooks , enabling students and teachers to wirelessly display content from Chromebooks on Epson BrightLink ® interactive projectors and most PowerLite® projectors. Imaging being able to move around the classroom, projecting from your Chromebook, or having your students share their work with the class, all wirelessly! chromebooks epson GAFE/Chromebooks tips multimedia projector wireless

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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. I am super excited about having access to new tools that were previously unavailable on Chromebooks (e.g.