Everything You Need to Know About
Google Chrome and Chromebooks
MRVED Assistant Director
What is a Chromebook?
● Computer that runs on a browser.
● Cloud-based computing
● All "Apps" are run through the
Google Chrome Browser
● Boot time in less than 8 seconds.
The premise of a Google Chromebook is cloud
EVERYTHING is done in an internet browser
What can you do with a
● Google Apps
○ Documents, Presentation, Spreadsheets, Forms, Drawing
○ Run within your browser to make your browsing experience easier
(more on this later)
○ Apps are programs that run within your browser (more on this later)
Boots up in 8 seconds
No Error Messages
Not Hardware Based
Need internet to work
Not as many options
Just an internet browser
Fundamental change in
the way computers and
If it is less powerful, then why?
No wasted time waiting for the machine to boot up and load.
Serves a different purpose than the iPads
Move to a paperless environment
Apps, Apps, and More Apps
● Chrome Apps, iPad Apps, Computer Apps
○ Chrome Apps- APPlications that run in the Google Chrome internet
○ iPad Apps- APPlications that run specifically on iDevices
○ Computer Apps- APPlications that run off your computer hard drive
What "Tool" is right for the job?
"If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a
Google Chrome Toolbox
● Web 2.0 Tools
○ Websites that allow us to do things. Not just read and get.
● Chrome Extensions
○ Small programs that run in your browser to make your life easier.
■ Dictionary extension
■ Social bookmarking extension
■ Weather extension
● Chrome Apps
○ Applications that run in your browser, similar to how a computer
program would run on your hard drive.
■ Google Docs
■ Tools & Utilities