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The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers. 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally.

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers

It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more . 2- Discovery Education. Passaic Schools Go 1:1, Share How They Prepared for Chromebooks In the Classroom. Last year, the Passaic City Public Schools rolled out a 1:1 pilot at the Lincoln Middle school and Passaic High school.

Passaic Schools Go 1:1, Share How They Prepared for Chromebooks In the Classroom

The district purchased 5,500 Samsung Chromebooks for 4,700 students and began sweeping, district-wide technology upgrades that included building two new data centers, planning for a private fiber network, installing a VoIP phone system and more. The Chromebook may be the vehicle for Passaic’s 1:1 initiative, but professional development is certainly the engine powering it all. The district was adamant the focus of the 1:1 be changing teaching and learning in the classroom environment, not the device. Chromebook Training - Chromebook Classroom.

Apps Professional Development - Chromebook Classroom. Google AppsGoogle Apps EDU Online Courses, learn how GAFE can help you meet teaching and learning goalsGoogle Apps Learning Center, discover the basics of the Google Apps Suite Google Apps EDU Training Center, learn how to effectively use Google Apps in the classroomGoogle Apps Guide to Going Google, access PD planning, user communities, and best practicesGoogle Apps Change Management Guide, increase GAFE usage and impact organizational changeGoogle Apps Domain Best Practices, overview the possible ways to set up Google Apps for EDUGoogle Apps for Education Deployment Guide, effectively move your organization to Google Apps.

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The 5 Coolest Chromebook and Chrome OS Tips And Tricks. Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices are great for cheap, easy-to-use access to the web.

The 5 Coolest Chromebook and Chrome OS Tips And Tricks

But as a stand-alone platform, Google’s Chrome OS hasn’t been around for all that long. If you’re a new user, there are plenty of nooks and crannies of the operating system that you’re not familiar with. Here are a few tips that will get you to “power user” status in no time. A built-in shortcut map We could fill up an entire post with Chrome OS’s many keyboard shortcuts, but why bother? 15 Useful Chromebook Tips & Tricks. I’ve been using Chromebooks for several years, but I’m still learning handy new tips and saving tricks that speed up my workflow.

15 Useful Chromebook Tips & Tricks

Below I run down 15 handy, lesser-known Chromebooks tricks, tips and keyboard shortcuts. Not just for aficionados, the following tips may even make switching to Chrome OS a little easier for newcomers. The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology: Avoiding Tech Shine. Welcome to a post that I feel is a must read when it comes to instructional technology in the classroom of the 21st century!

The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology: Avoiding Tech Shine

In fact, in this article I integrate curriculum, PD, and technology together in a way that makes so much sense. I bring you this as I get ready to join the ASCD Press Core at the annual ASCD Conference in Atlanta, GA. Get ready for some daily posts and tweets throughout the conference that bring you the latest in educational theory with a technology twist. Google Apps Summer Camp: Chromebooks - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - chromebooks, EdTech, GAFE, Google, PD, PDchat. I know what you’re thinking, a Chromebook isn’t a Google App.

Google Apps Summer Camp: Chromebooks - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - chromebooks, EdTech, GAFE, Google, PD, PDchat

But hosting a blog series about Google Apps for Education without featuring Google’s portable web-based computing device would be like teaching you how to build a house without introducing you to a hammer or nails. While Google’s workflow suite is accessible on any device with a web browser, utilizing Google Apps for Education (GAfE) is optimized with a Chromebook, or Chromebooks for that matter. So, to conclude this Summer Camp series, let me introduce you to the device that is bringing the power of the web to K-12 classrooms.

For those unfamiliar, a Chromebook is a unique class of personal computer which runs on the Google Chrome web browser. It combines “the functionality of a traditional notebook computer with the convenience of a pure-cloud client in a device the size of a netbook.” Passaic Schools Go 1:1, Share How They Prepared for Chromebooks In the Classroom. Reflections on 1:1 Chromebook Implementation. It's hard to believe, but we are already halfway done with the school year.

Reflections on 1:1 Chromebook Implementation

Now this year has been especially unique and exciting for a variety of reasons, but one of the main variables has been our one to one Chromebook implementation. I have been both privileged and humbled to be the principal of a large middle school taking on this type of endeavor from its starting point. Recently, I have found myself being contacted from time to time by random educators asking various questions about how this project has gone. A Chromebook 101 for Teachers: What’s All the Fuss About? Considering Chromebooks?

A Chromebook 101 for Teachers: What’s All the Fuss About?

You’re not the only one! The Chromebook in Education revolution is finding its way into more and more schools across the country. So, in my third presentation at the Iowa Mini Google Summit I decided to do a session that outlined the basic pros and cons of Chromebooks in schools in order to help answer any lingering questions. For Education Essential Resources Guide [PUBLIC] Apps Professional Development - Chromebook Classroom. Google Apps and Chromebooks Training Resources. Chromebooks. Start up your Chromebook – Your Chromebook starts up in about 8 seconds.

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To turn it on, simply open the lid or press the power button. Log in – With your school email and password, log in on the main start up screen when prompted. A new user can log in through the “New User” icon on the desktop. Log out – When you’re ready to shut down, hold down the power key for a few seconds to log out. Chromebooks. Chromebooks. Training Center: Devices Training. Chromebook Classroom.