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. I just learned about a free alternative, Chromebook Getter, that was developed for the education community as a replacement. It performs the same basic operations as the CIT: Extract Chromebook device info from Admin Console to Google Sheets (only for super admins and Chromebooks that are managed).

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

Ask a Tech Teacher

He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix. Much has changed since technology has made inroads into education, and much has not.

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

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. Chromebooks will operate more efficiently on the Chrome browser than IE or Firefox. Who you buy your Chromebook from will affect how much Cloud storage each user gets.

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. Q: Not only does my Chromebook not have Caps Lock (see Tech Tip above ), but there’s no ‘delete’ key. . Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Keyboarding Tech tips 169 tech tips chromebooks

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. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Teaching Tools chromebooks

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. Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system.

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.

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. apps for education chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators touchscreen

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.

Tech Tip #121: Chromebooks Caps Lock

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Q: Where’s the caps lock on Chromebooks? On Chromebooks, caps lock is a shortkey: Alt+Search. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Keyboarding Tech tips 169 tech tips chromebooks

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.

Tech Tip #122: Chromebook Delete Key

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Q: Not only does my Chromebook not have Caps Lock (which I’ve now fixed), but there’s no ‘delete’ key. . More on Chromebooks: Chromebooks Caps Lock. Chromebooks in the Classrooms–Friend or Foe? 18 Pluses, 5 Differences, and 9 Tips about Chromebooks in Your Classroom. Tech tips chromebooks

How to Manage Chromebooks Like a Pro

Vizor

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 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. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

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.

Resources for working with PDF files on Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

PDF files are used everywhere and can be used on Chromebooks. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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.

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.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. chromebooks Google for Educators

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 Chromebooks for Education [link] What is Google Apps for Education? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

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.

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. I haven't found a 3D printer that would work directly from a Chromebook, but even Windows laptop schools connect a powerful desktop to their 3D printer to do the rendering and printing and allow the student to use their device for other things while the job runs. Two more things Chromebooks can do!

Technology and Management Policies Protect Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

By Wylie Wong When devices go off school grounds, administrators need to make sure they stay secure. Classroom Data Center Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Security Solid State Drives

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. And because everything is in the cloud, Chromebooks don’t need any special software and can be easier to maintain for technology departments. But why read all about Chromebooks when you can get one of your own!

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.

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. I found a great article that compares Chromebooks vs Windows, explores the claims and misconceptions and is a great resource for anyone thinking about Chromebooks. Many people don''t realize how powerful Chromebooks are and how much they can really do.

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 id=com.google.android.apps.forscience.whistlepunk&hl=en Android for Education Resources [link] Adobe has released a suite of Android apps optimized for Chromebooks.

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.

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. Link ® to Chromebook’s USB port for data collection.

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.

Some Great Chrome Apps for Chromebook Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

Holly Clark has a great article with some great apps for Chromebook classrooms. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. chromebooks gafe google applications It has an interactive image of the apps. As you hover over the app icon, it gives short description. Click on it and it takes you to the Google Play page so you can install it. There are some great apps here. Take a look and see what might be useful for you and your students.

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. Earlier this year they released their Graphical Analysis tool for Chromebooks (free) and they have continued to make their products work with Chromebooks. There are two different ways you can use their tools with Chromebooks. Related: What can you do on a Chromebook?