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Mode 1• Out of the box• No device management• Use existing/personal Google accounts
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
Mode 3• Enroll devices in your Google domain• Use in conjunction with the Google domain apps and user accounts
Classroom Usage• limited number of units used by whole class• full class set shared by classes• 1:1 program• BYOD program
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Chromebooks in the Classroom Pluses Pluses• Automatic saving• Access documents anywhere there is an internet connection• Automatic upgrades• Not susceptible to viruses
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 ????
Chromebooks in the Classroom Other Things To Consider Other Things To Consider• Batteries not replaceable ????• Weak in multimedia• Camera “sucks”• File management• Viability ????• Durability
Storage and Battery Charging Cart Cloud Craft Chrome Charging Cart holds 36 units intelligent charging $2298
Datamation Systems Security Cart Notebookstorage cart and battery charger$1,156
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.
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.
Printing• Google Cloud Printing (Beta)• Via email to wifi enabled and online printer• tested with HP ePrint function
Printing Example• documents and email associated with email@example.com prints to firstname.lastname@example.org >>> ePrint capable inkjet
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/
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
Treasure Hunt• Get the link to start at• http://blog.markwcarbone.ca