Control Alt Achieve: Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth. Google Lit Trips have been a popular learning activity for many years.
With the new version of Google Earth, they are now available for Chromebooks! If you are not familiar with them, a Lit Trip plots locations from a novel on Google Earth to create a 3D geographic tour of the story. At each location the Lit Trip can also include annotations, web links, images, videos, activities, and more, all related to that part of the story. This is a great way to put students in the story, helping them see where the events took place, and bring the story to life. Lit Trips run in Google Earth, so unfortunately for years this has meant you could not run them on a Chromebook. However, Google has now released their new version of Earth which runs entirely inside of your Chrome web browser. See below for a brief video explaining how to do this, along with written directions and links.
Tutorial Video (14 minutes) Step #1 - Download the Lit Trip Step #2 - Go to Google Earth. (Del 1) ChromEx Introduktion. ChromEx - Online Partner. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Excellent Infographic Featuring Basic Chromebook Tips for Teachers. Six Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks - Updated. Last night on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page someone asked me for recommendations for creating videos on Chromebooks.
Back in March I published a review of six tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. Since then a new tool has emerged, Adobe Spark, and one has been removed from the Chrome store, Snagit for Chrome. Here is my updated list of tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. Adobe Spark is a suite of free tools for creating images, videos, and simple web pages. Key features of Adobe Spark's web app include an integrated Creative Commons image search tool, the option to download images as JPEGs, and the option to download your videos as MP4 files. WeVideo offers the most features of any of the tools in this list. WeVideo Blog. The chroma key effect, also known as green screen, is a favorite among our users.
It is widely used in popular movies and TV shows and I’m almost certain that your favorite movie had at least one scene made using the chroma key effect. Green screen definitely lifts your video up a level and it is surprisingly easy to use. Follow these simple steps to create your very first green screen video: First you need to find a solid colored background. It doesn’t have to be green, but you should make sure that the people/objects that will be in front of the camera don’t match the color of your background.
Click to download pdf For more inspiration, check out the video our ambassador, Jennifer Leban, created to help students at her school getting started with green screen: Soundation Studio. Some app substitutions for iPad apps to use on a Chromebook. Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device.
You can just use the website. Others have web apps and/or extensions. Stage - no direct alternative, but there are “whiteboarding apps” Chatterpix - use Pixlr or PicMonkey (see #4)PhotoFun Animal - no direct alternative (doesn’t seem educational either)iPhoto - use Pixlr or Pickmonkey (#4 above) for editing. Google Photos (part of Google Drive) can also be used to organize your photos and do basic editing. More: Can use Office Editing web app to edit and view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. EdTech Chic: Share Notebook files with students on Chromebooks! #bisdgoogle. 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Chromebook Owner Should Know.
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So you own a Chromebook — but do you know how to use it like a pro? Just like Windows and Mac OS X, Chrome OS supports a variety of keyboard shortcuts. Some of these reveal extra functionality, some simply speed up repetitive tasks. In the rundown below you’ll find ten shortcuts we think are worth knowing about. If you like what you see do give this article a share! 10. To take a screenshot of the entire screen press the Ctrl key and the Switcher key at the same time: Just need a bit of the screen? 9. Opening the file manager in Chrome OS is easy using a trackpad or mouse (especially if you pin it to the app shelf) but keyboard aficionados aren’t left out: just tap the following pairing. 8.
Is Chrome suddenly running slow? 7. Applications pinned to the Shelf (the bar at the bottom of the screen in Chrome OS) can be opened using a keyboard shortcut. The first app in from the left – count the Chrome icon as 0 – is 1, the next 2, and so on until you reach 8. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. IKT i Skolan, del 28: Appar till Chrome. Googles webbläsare Chrome används av fler och fler.
Jag tror att många skolor kommer att köpa Chromebooks till sina elever de närmaste åren, vilket kommer att öka användningen av Chrome som webbläsare än mer. En sak som många inte tänker på är att det går att ladda ner appar från Chrome web store. I del 28 av serien tips på IKT i skolan tittar jag på appar som kan vara användbara. Gå till Chrome web Store och i sökrutan uppe till vänster skriver du in namnet på den app du vill söka efter/ladda ner. 3D Tin 3d-modellering i din webbläsare 3DView 3D modellering och utskrifter Ambient Aurea Bakgrundsljuseffekt på ditt fotografi med endast ett klick Any.do Hantera att-göra listor AudioSauna Skapa, mixa och loopa musik Awesome new tab page Skrädddarsy hur det ser ut när du öppnar en ny flik i din webbläsare.
Vad vill jag att eleverna ska göra och vilken Chrome-app ska de använda? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Important Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know about. October 30, 2015 If you are using or planning to use Chromebook in your instruction, the tips below are definitely worth your attention.
Guide to Chromebook Privacy Settings for Students. If your child's school issued them a Chromebook, there are some important settings you can chance to improve their privacy.
Be sure to also check out our Guide to Google Account Privacy Settings for Students. Open the Chromebook’s settings by clicking on your username in the bottom right-hand corner, then clicking “Settings.” Scroll all the way to the bottom, and click "Show advanced Settings... " Under "Passwords and forms" Un-check "Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click. " Under “People” Click the “Advanced sync settings…” button. Under "Privacy" Next, under “Privacy”, click the "Content settings...
" button. In "Content settings"