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. Everywhere you look in education people are talking about Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, Chrome Apps, etc. What is this Chromebook you speak of? There are about 500 Chromebooks in our district.

Google Announces Android Apps for Chromebooks - Very Nice!!

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday, Google Announced the first 4 Android Apps that are available for Chromebooks. I installed it on my Chromebook (Acer C720) and loved it - looks and works like the Android app. This has now made my Chromebook the perfect device. Offline Google Apps (Gmail and Docs) and now Offline Evernote. And, Google said more and more are coming. In the meantime, please tell us which of your favorite Android apps you’d like to see on your Chromebook.

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13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices

Shake Up Learning

The post 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So I’ve put together a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices. Find the best tools for Chromebooks can sometimes be challenging.

#iste17 trends: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Kasey Bell @shakeuplearning sits down to talk about the hot trends at ISTE 2017 including lots of Google stuff, new AR news, Google Keep, touch Screen Chromebooks, and more news. In today’s show, Kasey Bell discusses the hot trends at ISTE 2017: Touch screen ChromeBooks. Google classroom. Google Keep. Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom. Google Certified Innovator.

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

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. 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. Google Jamboard. Now Tom, you and I have talked about two technologies that you’re particularly excited about with ChromebooksGoogle Jamboard and Google Expeditions. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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Some app substitutions for iPad apps to use on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. Google Photos (part of Google Drive) can also be used to organize your photos and do basic editing. More: Google Drive Can use Office Editing web app to edit and view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.

Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 1 – Chrome) – SULS0103

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 1 – Chrome) – SULS0103 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing the must-have Google skills for teachers who use the Google Chrome web browser or Chromebooks. Google Templates.

Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier, makers of very popular sensors and data collection systems, have just released their free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks. This addresses a huge need for schools using Chromebooks, and one obstacle that kept some schools from adopting Chromebooks. This app was specifically designed for Chromebooks and allows you to collect and share scientific data using Chromebooks. Graphs and data can then be exported into Google Drive.

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=com.evernote take notes (typed, handwritten, audio) checklists clip web pages attach files to notes sync offline annotate images and PDFs Google Keep https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.keep&hl=en Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. I recently purchased the Samsung Pro Chromebook , which is pretty fantastic I must say. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face).

Google Classroom Popsicle Sticks – Call on Students

Teacher Tech

If you use Google Classroom you can call on students randomly from within the Google Classroom App. Mobile App This works only on your phone or iPad (or using the Google Classroom android app on a Chromebook.) Advanced Classroom Google

10 Google Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this post, I’m going to show you 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning. Most schools have come to rely heavily on Google and G Suite for Education tools. 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning.

4 Ways Apps Help Users Get the Most Out of Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

By Maureen Corlett Google-centric apps, in creative and active listening packages, prepare students for the future while keeping them flexible and mobile. Digital Workspace Mobile Application Management Mobile Apps

PicMonkey - web based image editing - great for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

PicMonkey PicMonkey is a free, online photo editing service that has some great features and is a great tool for Chromebook users. It''s an excellent resource for photo editing on a Chromebook. They are also working on a mobile app. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. chromebooks Google for Educators image editing photo editing pictures Web Applications

Six Great Apps for the ACER Chromebook Tab

EdTechTeam

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. Here are six great apps for your Chromebook Tab: Google Expeditions. Android App) – The whole suite of Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Apps run on the Tab. Google Keep. Google Classroom.

Coding with Chromebooks

EdTechTeam

This is not a comprehensive list (for example we do some Minecraft Coding in the middle levels) but the criteria was that they have a free version and can be accessed with a Chromebook. CS-First is from Google and provides a set of lessons that educators can use with the ability to track lessons, provide certificates of completion and more. It’s designed for mobile input and will work on an Android-enabled Chromebook.

Reflector2 - Wireless mirroring and streaming for iOS, Android and Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Reflector2 is a wireless streaming product that works with iOS, Android and even Chromebooks that allows teachers and students to share their iPads, Android tablets and Chromebooks to the big screen wirelessly, from anywhere in the room. You can share your mobile device screens to a computer connected to a projector for a powerful presentation tool. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Android chromebooks iOS presentation

Android Apps on Chromebooks

The Electric Educator

One of the most significant announcements coming out of the Google I / O developers conference this past May was the launch of Android Apps for Chrome. 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. The Google Play Store for Chrome can currently only be accessed by switching to v. Similar to the old Google Play for Education?

Inspire Student Creativity with Chromebooks – from Greg Kulowiec

EdTechTeacher

Creativity & Chromebooks. When a classroom shifts to a 1:1 Chromebook environment, the normal progression of thought on how students will use these tools typically revolves around Google Classroom, Drive, Docs and Slides. However, the Chromebook landscape is rapidly changing. With recent announcements by Google, Android apps and the Google Play store will soon be available for use on Chromebooks. The solution: Google Drive.

Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. During “ Learning with Google ,” a free online learning event for educators, Google shared a lot of updates to our favorite Google products.

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. I've used iPads and Chromebooks, as well as managing them in the education space. Chromebooks, including the new Tab 10, are the easiest devices to deploy and manage. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom

Edudemic

Mobile devices have become an important part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks in the classroom. The post How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students Online Learning Tools classroom technology classroom tools digital tools edtech educational tools featured google helping students How To technology tips for teachers tools web tools

6 reasons why Chromebooks are the device of the moment

eSchool News

What makes Chromebooks popular, and will they outlast their buzz? And by all accounts, Chromebooks are the device of the moment, with 2.5 Recently, I joined host Larry Jacobs and Google Certified Innovator and trainer Chris Scott for an episode of Education Talk Radio in which we talked through these issues at length and came up with a handful of reasons for the Chromebook’s trendsetting status. Google’s name has staying power. [link].

Project wirelessly from your Chromebook to Epson projectors with iProjection App

Educational Technology Guy

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! Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Teacher Zen with Google: 50+ Tips, Tools, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google has many free incredible apps and tools that work on any device to bring you Teacher Zen. You can accomplish so many time consuming tasks, such as grading, assessment, providing feedback, research, creating spreadsheets, and more with Google Apps for Education (GAFE) , Google mobile apps, extensions, add-ons, and scripts. Teacher Zen with Google Tools and Apps from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. For Google Plus, your students must be at least 13 years- old.

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Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

eSchool News

Latest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales. Chromebook sales have surged in the U.S. In the report, the consulting firm notes that the increase in Chromebook sales “has coincided with the need for districts to implement online assessment,” and that Chromebooks’ ease-of-use and traditionally low prices have helped increase sales. [ 6 reasons Chromebooks are the device of the moment ].

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher by TeachThought Staff While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, increasingly Google is the choice for schools and districts looking for something organized, useful, and inexpensive that’s available on tablet, laptop, Chromebooks, desktop, smartphone, and more. In fact, the sheer diversity of Google […].

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s Google Certification courses are open for enrollment from May 28 until June 10, 2018. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides. What tricks do teachers get really excited about in Google Slides?

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Office 365 on the Web & on your Chromebook! – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Chromebooks have quickly become an incredibly popular tool in schools. However, this has previously limited users to only Google’s productivity tools. One of the most common complaints that I hear about Google Apps for Education tools (Gmail, Docs, Slides, etc), is that they are not as robust as those you find in the Microsoft Office Suite. However, here are a few highlights of what is possible with Office 365 on any Chromebook or Computer. The Chromebook Classroom.

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. Today both Chromebooks and Classroom are used by more than 20 million teachers and students, and we’re excited to announce that G Suite for Education has now reached 70 million active users.

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. “The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom offers a simple, secure, and manageable solution to enable technology-based learning,” said Gus Schmedlen, vice president of Worldwide Education, HP.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning. Truly; the promise of mobile is extraordinary. As I see an increase in creative ways to keep learning alive after class, I’m interested in thinking about what we should be doing to ensure schools can reap the full benefits of mobile. Put simply, how do we do mobile learning programs right ? I’m not interested in seeing the same classes and materials we had a decade ago (but now with Chromebooks!)

Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think

eSchool News

According to the New York Times , the massive adoption of Google and its Chromebooks in U.S. classrooms (accounting for more than half the mobile devices shipped to schools) is signaling a “profound shift in American education;” and they’re calling it the “Googlification of the classroom.” The article also argues that Google may have a larger, more consumer-based motive for targeting education: get students hooked on Google products and they’ll be consumers for life.