Chromebooks in the classroom ver 2.3


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Chromebooks in the classroom ver 2.3

  1. 1. Chromebooks in the Classroom
  2. 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. 3. The Journey• Getting Started • contract • purchase • warranty & support • repair
  4. 4. Modes of Operation •3
  5. 5. Mode 1• Out of the box• No device management• Use existing/personal Google accounts
  6. 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. 7. Mode 3• Enroll devices in your Google domain• Use in conjunction with the Google domain apps and user accounts
  8. 8. Classroom Usage• limited number of units used by whole class• full class set shared by classes• 1:1 program• BYOD program
  9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. Chromebooks in the Classroom Pluses Pluses• Automatic saving• Access documents anywhere there is an internet connection• Automatic upgrades• Not susceptible to viruses
  17. 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. 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. 19. Storage and Battery Charging Cart Cloud Craft Chrome Charging Cart holds 36 units intelligent charging $2298
  20. 20. Datamation Systems Security Cart Notebookstorage cart and battery charger$1,156
  21. 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. 22. Wireless
  23. 23. Get Connected• Units 1-9 use ‘thing 1’• Units 10-17 use ‘thing 2’• Unmarked units use ‘thing 3’• Access code = chromebook
  24. 24. Login Add User
  25. 25. New Account
  26. 26. Screenshotsscreenshot of full screen ctrl andscreenshot of selected area of screen ctrl and shift and To see downloads ctrl and m
  27. 27. Google “Wrench”
  28. 28. Gmail
  29. 29. YouTube
  30. 30. Google Search
  31. 31. Google Drive
  32. 32. Offline Docs
  33. 33. Storage
  34. 34. Apps Array
  35. 35. Apps Contextual Menu
  36. 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. 37. Chrome Web Store
  38. 38. Chrome Web Store
  39. 39. Chrome Web Store - Education
  40. 40. Chrome Web Store - Productivity
  41. 41. Chrome Web Store - Utilities
  42. 42. Chrome Web Store - Extensions
  43. 43. Your Apps
  44. 44. Synchronizing
  45. 45. Synchronizing
  46. 46. Printing
  47. 47. Printing• Google Cloud Printing (Beta)• Via email to wifi enabled and online printer• tested with HP ePrint function
  48. 48. Printing Example• documents and email associated with prints to >>> ePrint capable inkjet
  49. 49. Support
  50. 50. Chromebook / Chrome OS ResourcesUser Support GroupsGoogle Support Gurus Central!forum/chromebook-centralChromebook Forum Apps for Education User Group
  51. 51. Chromebook / Chrome OS ResourcesYouTube Tutorial Videos
  52. 52. Treasure Hunt• Get the link to start at•