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ECOO12 workshop by Ron Millar and Mark Carbone

ECOO12 workshop by Ron Millar and Mark Carbone

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  • 1. Chromebooks in the Classroom
  • 2. This session is not an endorsement of theChromebook but rather an exploration ofthe features of this product and itspotential use in education.Mark and Ron
  • 3. The Journey• Getting Started • contract • purchase • warranty & support • repair
  • 4. Modes of Operation •3
  • 5. Mode 1• Out of the box• No device management• Use existing/personal Google accounts
  • 6. Mode 2• Managed Devices• Chromebooks enrolled in your Google Domain• Centrally apply settings to control the behavior of the devices• Use existing/personal Google accounts
  • 7. Mode 3• Enroll devices in your Google domain• Use in conjunction with the Google domain apps and user accounts
  • 8. Classroom Usage• limited number of units used by whole class• full class set shared by classes• 1:1 program• BYOD program
  • 9. HardwareSamsung Series 5•12.1" (1280x800) display•Starting at 3.06 lbs / 1.38 kg 1•Up to 8.5 hours of continuous usage 2•Intel® dual-core Atom Processor N570•2 GB RAM•Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and 3G modem (opt) 3•Built-in Webcam•2 USB 2.0 ports•4-in-1 memory card slot•Micro-VGA port with VGA adaptorStarting at:$349
  • 10. Samsung Series 5 550•12.1" (1280x800) display•3.3 lbs / 1.48 kg•6 hours of continuous usage•Intel® Core™ processor•4 GB RAM•Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gigabitethernet, and 3G modem (opt)•HD Camera•2 USB 2.0 ports•4-in-1 memory card slot•DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI,DVI, VGA)•Kensington™ key lock compatibleStarting at:$449
  • 11. Acer Chromebook SpecsFull Specifications•11.6" (1368 x 768) HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD•2.95 lbs. | 1.34 kg.•6 hours of battery life•1.66 GHz Intel® AtomTM N570 Dual-Core Processor•16GB SDD•2GB RAM Standard System Memory•Instant On (eight second boot time)•Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)•1.3 megapixel HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone•High-Definition Audio Support•2 USB 2.0 ports•4-in-1 memory card slot•HDMI port•Fullsize Chrome keyboard•Oversize fully-clickable trackpad•Full support for the latest web standards and Adobe® Flash®•802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi•Optional world-mode 3G availablePrice tag: $349 (WiFi ONLY version)
  • 12. Chromebox• Intel® Core™ processor• 4 GB RAM• Built-in dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n• Gigabit ethernet• 6 USB 2.0 ports• 2x DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI, DVI, VGA)• DVI-I single link output (compatible with VGA)• Bluetooth 3.0™ compatible• Kensington™ key lock compatible$329
  • 13. The “New” Chromebook October 19, 2012 • 11.6’’ (1366x768) display • 0.8 inches thin - 2.5 lbs / 1.1 kg • Over 6.5 hours of battery • Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Processor • 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage with Solid State Drive • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n • VGA Camera • 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 • HDMI Port • Bluetooth 3.0™ Compatible • $250
  • 14. Chrome OS• Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications• The user interface takes a minimalist approach, resembling that of the Google Chrome web browser• The only application on the device is a browser incorporating a media player and a file manager• All of this subject to continuous change and improvement
  • 15. Chromebooks in the Classroom Pluses Pluses• Cloud Computing• Fast boot time• Long battery life• Most web apps and extensions are free• Screen size and resolution• Centralized management
  • 16. Chromebooks in the Classroom Pluses Pluses• Automatic saving• Access documents anywhere there is an internet connection• Automatic upgrades• Not susceptible to viruses
  • 17. Chromebooks in the Classroom Other Things To Consider Other Things To Consider• Cost ???? (purchase or rental)• OSAPAC software unavailable• Standard software not available• Dependent on a robust wireless network• Availability in Canada ????
  • 18. Chromebooks in the Classroom Other Things To Consider Other Things To Consider• Batteries not replaceable ????• Weak in multimedia• Camera “sucks”• File management• Viability ????• Durability
  • 19. Storage and Battery Charging Cart Cloud Craft Chrome Charging Cart holds 36 units intelligent charging $2298
  • 20. Datamation Systems Security Cart Notebookstorage cart and battery charger$1,156
  • 21. Chromebook Care• log off at the end of your session• keep liquids and foods away from the Chromebook• carry the Chromebook with two hands• plug the Chromebook into a power source at the end of the day• etc.• etc.
  • 22. Wireless
  • 23. Get Connected• Units 1-9 use ‘thing 1’• Units 10-17 use ‘thing 2’• Unmarked units use ‘thing 3’• Access code = chromebook
  • 24. Login Add User
  • 25. New Account
  • 26. Screenshotsscreenshot of full screen ctrl andscreenshot of selected area of screen ctrl and shift and To see downloads ctrl and m
  • 27. Google “Wrench”
  • 28. Gmail
  • 29. YouTube
  • 30. Google Search
  • 31. Google Drive
  • 32. Offline Docs
  • 33. Storage
  • 34. Apps Array
  • 35. Apps Contextual Menu
  • 36. Chrome Web StoreChrome Apps are advanced interactivewebsites providing either a wide-ranging setof features, or focusing on a single task likephoto editing or shopping.You can discover more than 30,000 free andpaid apps, themes and extensions at theChrome Web Store.
  • 37. Chrome Web Store
  • 38. Chrome Web Store
  • 39. Chrome Web Store - Education
  • 40. Chrome Web Store - Productivity
  • 41. Chrome Web Store - Utilities
  • 42. Chrome Web Store - Extensions
  • 43. Your Apps
  • 44. Synchronizing
  • 45. Synchronizing
  • 46. Printing
  • 47. Printing• Google Cloud Printing (Beta)• Via email to wifi enabled and online printer• tested with HP ePrint function
  • 48. Printing Example• documents and email associated with mwcarbone@gmail.com prints to markwcarbone@hpeprint.com >>> ePrint capable inkjet
  • 49. Support http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/support.ht
  • 50. Chromebook / Chrome OS ResourcesUser Support GroupsGoogle Supporthttp://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/Chromebook Gurushttp://faqme.com/gurusChromebook Centralhttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/chromebook-centralChromebook Forumhttp://www.thechromebookforum.com/Google Apps for Educationhttp://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/user_groups.htmlApps User Grouphttp://www.appsusergroup.org/
  • 51. Chromebook / Chrome OS ResourcesYouTube Tutorial Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLPcVAyNPEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLUPlTA9gsY&feature=relmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVqe8ieqz10&feature=relmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLUPlTA9gsY
  • 52. Treasure Hunt• Get the link to start at• http://blog.markwcarbone.ca