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Chromebook Overview

  1. 1. The GoogleChromebookUsing the Chromebook in EducationDesiree CaskeyBillings Public Schoolswww.bpstis.orgAccess this document online:
  2. 2. Introductions!2
  3. 3. Chromebook Facts• Instant on• Always connected (can use offline too)• All-day battery• Access your stuff anywhere• Google Apps & more available• Gets better over time• Security built in• - OS Guided Tour3
  4. 4. Why the Chromebook?• Based on the Chrome web browser – simple, fast and streamlined• Cloud-based so everything you create, share, do or view is storedin your account in the cloud.• No backup necessary• $249 – BPS pays $279, which includes the student managementsystem• Replacement and repair are amazingly cheap• App store with large collection of free tools• Long battery life• Secure environment – BPS uses Gaggle also ($1 per student)• 8 seconds too boot up• Management for the IT department is a breeze• It is a laptop – keyboard integrated4
  5. 5. What is the Chrome OS5
  6. 6. What can you do with aChromebook?• Connect –– Email & Video Conference with Gmail & Google Hangout– Twitter, Facebook, Google +– Edmodo and Schoology• Enjoy –– Listen to music and watch movies with Google Play– View, upload and share videos with YouTube• Work –– Use a wide variety of productivity tools in Google Drive– Use Chrome Remote Desktop to access & run software on anyof your other computers6
  7. 7. What can you do with aChromebook?• Create –– Edit photos with Pixlr– Home videos with YouTube or Stupeflix• Play –– Anatomy games– Typing games– Math games– Storybook creation• Offline –– Gmail– Google Drive– Scratchpad– Calendar7
  8. 8. Chromebook in Education8
  9. 9. Using Chromebooks in BPS9Jamie Jarvis – 7th Grade
  10. 10. Using Chromebooks in BPS10We have used our Chromebooks for everything fromreading/vocabulary/research to Spelling practice games tomath fact practice to research to creating documents andpresentations...I cant imagine a greater tool for myclassroom in regards to motivation andauthentic, differentiated learning. They require so littlemanagement on my part and every single one of mystudents is able to jump on their Chromebook and getgoing quickly on the task at hand.I have a class blog that I put the necessary links for mystudents. This way, we dont have to spend time hunting forwhere we are going. This allows students/families to usewhat we are doing in class at home, too.We store them in hanging files in our filing cabinet, whichlocks, in number order so each student is responsible fortheir own computer. They need charging about once aweek, so we have charging stations set up around theAmy Leffler – 4th Grade
  11. 11. Using Chromebooks in BPS11Ann Brucker– 4 & 5 GradesMy students use their Chromebooks for:• responding to writing prompts on our classroom blog.• determining mileage between two locations usingGoogle Maps.• researching the history, economy, culture, andgeography of historical sites.• entering measurements into a spreadsheet thatcalculate ratios to create proportional drawings.• learning and practicing correct keyboarding.• constructing and presenting independent andcollaborative projects using Google Documents, GooglePresentation, Popplet, Prezi, and Glogster.• supplementing reading and math Common Corecurriculum with online resources, games, and activities.
  12. 12. Chromebooks in Education12Additional Classroom Ideas with Google AppsGoogle Apps for Education – Paperless Classroom - Forms – Comic Strips – Presentations –
  13. 13. ChromebookGuidelinesJust getting started? This site is a “mustuse” resource…
  14. 14. ChromebookGuidelinesRules & Tutorials for Students
  15. 15. Using Chromebooks in BPS15Management Console• Create User Groups– apply policies– Separate groups (teachers, students)• Preinstall and block apps– Blacklist or whitelist apps, extensions and URLs• Track assets– Assign to specific students or teachers and get usage reports• Manage User Access– Disable guest mode– Designate groups allowed to use a device (teachers only)• Configure Network• Customize user features– Bookmark and app sync across computers
  16. 16. Using Chromebooks in BPS16Some Guidelines for Students• When unplugging your Chromebook, do so gently• Carry the Chromebook closed and with two hands• Keep water bottle on the floor to avoid water damage• When not using your Chromebook, close it to save thebattery• At the end of the day make sure to log off• Plug your Chromebook in to make sure it gets charged- lookfor the light
  17. 17. Using Chromebooks in BPSConnecting to the Internet1 – Click on the Status Area2 – Click the wireless connection options.Choose your wireless connection (you may need to enter a password)12Remember: The Status bar is also where you see thecurrent time, can adjust sound, and shows your batterystatus. Click anywhere on the Status bar to get themenu shown above.
  18. 18. Adding a New User1 – Click on the Status Area2 – Click Sign Out
  19. 19. Adding a New User3 – From the login screen, click on Add User4 – Fill in your email address5 – Fill in your password6 – Click Sign In
  20. 20. Adding a New User7 – Choose an avatar, or take your picture with the webcam.Click on Chrome browser, Gmail or Apps icon to get startedLauncher Status Bar
  21. 21. Chromebook EnvironmentYour Launcher holds access to all your programs. If you right-click on an app, you have the choice to pin it to the Launcherfor quicker access.Most apps will open in the Chrome browser, but some will runin separate windows.
  22. 22. Bookmarking & SettingsClick on the star in your Address bar to save a bookmarkClick on the Home Button to go to your set start page.Click on the Status bar and choose Settings to customizeyour environment:Remember: Because you are using a web-basedtool, all your bookmarks, settings, themes are availablefrom any device that you use Chrome…as long as youare signed into Chrome.TIP - Select Always show thebookmarks Bar so that youhave quick access to thewebsites you use the most.
  23. 23. Chrome Web StoreChrome Apps are advancedinteractive websites providing eithera wide-ranging set of features, orfocusing on a single task like photoediting or shopping. You can discovermore than 30,000 free and paidapps, themes and extensions at theChrome Web Store.
  24. 24. Apps you might want
  25. 25. Signing Off & Logging OutThere are several ways you can sign off and log out:• Click Sign out from the Status bar.• Key command Ctrl+Shift+Q• Using the Power key
  26. 26. Using Chromebooks OfflineIf your school has enabled offline access for the Chromebooks,you will be able to use certain Drive tools and apps when theChromebook is not connected to a network.To enable Offline:1. Log into Drive or launch Drive from the Apps menu (you willneed Internet access to do this)2. From the More Menu, select Offline3. Click Enable OfflineYour Docs listed in Drive will show an Offline labelAt this time, Drive tools available offline include• Documents• Presentation• Drawing
  27. 27. Using Chromebooks OfflineWhat Apps are available offline?1. Access the Chrome Web Store1. You can do this from your Chrome browser – New Tab2. You can do this from your Chromebook – Click on App Tab2. Click on Collections3. Click on Offline Apps321Your information will sync as soon as yourChromebook connects to the Internet
  28. 28. ChromebookReferencesReferences & User Resources
  29. 29. Chromebook Trackpad29
  30. 30. Learning the Chrome OS30How to Use Chrome Features to Use the Chrome Devices Device Features to Use the Chrome Web Store: Web Store Features:
  31. 31. Chrome in EducationReferences31Google Apps Learning Center for Education Chromebook Classroom Videos for Chromebook in the Classroom OS wiki Creative Ways to Use Google Tools – Maximize Learning Teachers Need to Know about G. Presentation’s Guide to G. Spreadsheets