How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021. In today's show, Eric Curts talks about Google Classroom, Google Docs, and other Google apps and what has happened that is new and cool and how these changes will help classrooms improve this school year.

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Chromebook Getter - Free Replacement for Chromebook Inventory Tool

Educational Technology Guy

The Chromebook Inventory Tool is/was an extremely useful tool for G Suite Admins to make managing and updated their Chromebooks easier. However, it will not work after July 16th due to changes to Google's Sheets API. I just learned about a free alternative, Chromebook Getter, that was developed for the education community as a replacement. It is an Add-On for Google Sheets, easy to install and use. Take a look and try out Chromebook Getter.

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Guide to Offline use of Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks are easy to use and manage and make up a majority of devices in US K-12 classrooms. To address this, here are tips and resources for schools to help students use Chromebooks offline. Here are the key steps in the process, along with useful Google support links.

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. I’ve outlined why I choose Chromebooks for a 1:1 initiative or, as I had, for carts that stay [.]. Ed Tech 1:1 initiative chromebooks edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps touchscreen

Excellent Livebinder with Chromebooks and Google resources

Educational Technology Guy

I recently found this great Livebinder in a discussion on Google+. 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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Training Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I put this list together for our district as we are going with GAFE and Chromebooks and I figured I''d share it here too. forum/chromebook-central Chromebooks for Education Overview[link] Guided Tour of Chrome OS (Chromebooks) [link] What Chromebooks can and can’t do [link] 70 Tips for Mastering Chrome OS [link] Android for Education Resources [link] Miscellaneous Computer and Tech Help Free online resources on computers [link]. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. Krista is a NY State certified Instructional Technology Specialist working in public education on Long Island, NY. Chromebooks in the Classrooms… Friend or Foe? Chromebooks…those little computers that everyone is talking about. In my opinion, yes, but like any other piece of technology they do have their own list of pros and cons.

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. 10-Minute Teacher Giveaway: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash. Google Forms. How to Use the New Explore Feature in Google Sheets by Tech Republic. Google Docs. Teaching Tools chromebook

Chromebook Accessibility Features

EdTechTeacher

In this YouTube playlist, see what can be found in the operating system on your Chromebook. Chromebook Accessibility Settings. Chromebook Accessibility – YouTube Series. Learn more about her Early Education Technology strand and other event programming here. The post Chromebook Accessibility Features appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Blog Google Rosey McQuillanAccessibility features are an essential part of any operating system.

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.

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. The "Get Help" app is right in the App Launcher and will open up the Chromebook Help app. In addition, there is a link to Chromebook Central , which is a Google-run help forum for Chromebooks. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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: --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. apps for education chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators touchscreen

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. Throughout my years as a K-8 technology teacher & coordinator, many people have asked me what Kindergartners, first graders, and second graders might truly do with computers in the classroom. As students reach the intermediate grade levels, it is easier for people to imagine what they will do with technology.

How To Use Locked Mode In Google Chromebook

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Use Locked Mode In Google Chromebook by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about ways to use Google Classroom. Today, we’re going to take a look at a simple feature that might come in handy in your classroom while students are taking quizzes and tests in Google Forms. Using a Google Chromebook. The post How To Use Locked Mode In Google Chromebook appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

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. This is a great Google Doc from Peter Vogel with tons of resources in the format, "I want my students to " and then it links to the Google App or web app that allows that on a Chromebook. There are even Android apps for the Chromebook too.

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.

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. Google Apps for Education - great apps that work perfectly with Chromebooks.

#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.

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. 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? Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. Andrew Stillman to the rescue - he has created the Chromebook Inventory Tool , a free add-on to Google Sheets that works with a Google Apps Super Admin account.

How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter If you’re using the Google Suite for Education, Google App Scripts can save you time. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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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

Resources to get Started With Google Apps and Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Switch to Google Chrome Browser when using GAFE on a PC or laptop. 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 link] Chromebook (Chrome OS) for Beginners: [link] What is Chrome OS? Google Apps for Education (GAFE) K-12 Demo: [link] Chrome OS Guided Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLPcVAyNPE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Tips and Resources for Using Chromebooks offline

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some resources and tips for using Chromebooks even without an internet connection. Enable offline use of Drive/Docs: https://support.google.com/drive/topic/1628465 https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2809731 Example of backup plan for when network is down: have students write a paper or create a presentation. It will sync to their account when the Chromebook gets a network connection. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

How to Manage Chromebooks Like a Pro

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Reading Time: 4 minutes There is no secret that school districts across the nation are investing in technology for their students. In many cases, we have seen school districts purchasing Chromebooks, for each student , as part of a 1:1 program.

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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Resources for working with PDF files on Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

PDF files are used everywhere and can be used on Chromebooks. annotate a pdf and then put the pdf back in the teachers google drive for grading. Many of them are using google classroom so it might just be a learning curve. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. I want to introduce you to the Chromebook App Hub from Google.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Vicki: Today we’re going to be talking with the author of # EduSnap17 , Leslie Swanson Anaya @ InspiredLeslie , about five ideas for technology stations. Leslie: We use both Chromebooks and iPads. Idea #4: Google Expeditions.

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.

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. Google Apps and Extensions in the Chrome Web Store provide many supports to students with learning challenges. Chromebooks allow students to access curriculum while avoiding their triggers. Chromebooks also allow students to access additional resources to support their learning and address their individual needs.

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.