Chromebooks 101: What's All the Fuss About?

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Curious about Chromebooks in Education? Wondering what they are and what they can do? In this Chromebook for beginners presentation we look at why Chromebooks might be great for educators...and why they might not.

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Chromebooks 101: What's All the Fuss About?

  1. 1. Jonathan Wylie Technology Consultant Grant Wood AEA Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer Web: http://jonathanwylie.com Email: jwylie@gwaea.org Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Chromebooks 101: What’s All the Fuss About? Google Confidential and Proprietary
  2. 2. What is a Chromebook? Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  3. 3. What is a Chromebook? Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  4. 4. The Chromebook Keyboard Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  5. 5. The Chromebook Keyboard More here: http://goo.gl/5gSSma Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  6. 6. Acer C720 priced from $199 + $30 Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  7. 7. Samsung Chromebook $249 + $30 Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  8. 8. HP Chromebook 11 $279 + $30 Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  9. 9. Toshiba Chromebook $279 + $30 Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  10. 10. Dell Chromebook 11 Price TBA Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  11. 11. HP Chromebook 14 $299 + $30 Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  12. 12. Lenovo x131e Chromebook $399 + $30 Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  13. 13. Chromebook Pixel $1299 + $30 Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  14. 14. Benefits of a Chromebook for Schools ● Some very LOW Cost models ● Fast! - Most boot up in 10 seconds or less ● Multi-user accounts make them easy to share ● 100s of free apps & extensions in the Chrome Web Store ● Easier for a tech director to centrally manage ● Automatically updates software to the latest version ● Good battery life ● Built-in anti-virus protection Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  15. 15. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  16. 16. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  17. 17. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Edit video online with WeVideo or the YouTube Editor Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  18. 18. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Take pictures with Webcam Toy Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  19. 19. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Diagrams and mind maps with LucidChart for Education Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  20. 20. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Create graphs with the Desmos Graphing Calculator Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  21. 21. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Read with the Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  22. 22. What Can You Do With Chromebooks? Edit and Create Images with PicMonkey Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  23. 23. Drawbacks of a Chromebook ● Chromebooks don't support Java based websites ● Projecting to an LCD can be different on each device ● Limited onboard storage, (16GB), but also Drive online ● No legacy apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. ● Not all standardized testing models are natively supported ● Printing can be problematic for some on a school network ● Offline access is improving but could be better Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  24. 24. Offline Google Apps Gmail Offline App (write and view emails) Google Documents (edit and view docs) Google Calendar (create and view events) Google Presentations (edit and view Presentations) Google Spreadsheets (create and view when using the new Google Sheets) Google Drawing (edit and view Drawings) Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  25. 25. More Offline Apps: Chrome Web Store Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  26. 26. Chrome Desktop Apps Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  27. 27. Chrome Web Store App Collections Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  28. 28. Managing Chromebooks ● Chrome apps can be pushed out to students en masse from the Admin Dashboard. ● Apps can go to specific year groups, or the entire student body, depending on needs/organization ● Apps are not assigned to Chromebooks, they are assigned to end users, (ie. students and teachers). ● Once an app is pushed out to a user, they will have access to it on any Chromebook they log into with that account. ● If a student logs in with a personal Google account, they will have different apps to a school Google account. Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  29. 29. Managing Chromebooks Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  30. 30. Hapara for Google Apps http://hapara.com Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  31. 31. Quick Tip: Save to Drive instead of Files Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Downloads > Change > Google Drive > New folder Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  32. 32. Quick Tip: Enable Screen Magnifier Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Accessibility > Enable Screen Magnifier Use Ctrl+Alt and two fingers scrolling up and down on the trackpad to activate. Screen zooms to cursor position. Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  33. 33. Quick Tip: Caps Lock on a Chromebook Press Shift + Search to activate caps lock on a Chromebook. Press the same keys again to deactivate it. Or, go to Settings > Device > Keyboard Settings > where you can make either the Ctrl, Alt or Search key a permanent Caps Lock key. Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  34. 34. Quick Tip: Taking Screenshots To take a fullscreen screenshot press Ctrl + To capture a select area of the screen Ctrl + Shift + Use the built-in photos app to crop and adjust. Alternatively, try Awesome Screenshot or Snagit Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  35. 35. Resources ● Google+ Chromebook EDU Community ● Getting Started with your Chromebook ● Samsung’s Chrome OS User Guide ● 30 Ways to Use Chromebooks in Schools ● All Things Chromebooks - Observations ● What Can You Do on a Chromebook? ● 80 Tips to Master Chrome OS ● Molly Schroeder’s Chromebook Classroom Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Jonathan Wylie - Grant Wood AEA
  36. 36. Jonathan Wylie Technology Consultant Grant Wood AEA Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer Web: http://jonathanwylie.com Email: jwylie@gwaea.org Twitter: @jonathanwylie Google+: +Jonathan Wylie Chromebooks 101: What’s All the Fuss About? Google Confidential and Proprietary

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