Touchscreen Chromebooks: the iPad killers in schools? iPads were a force in education. But with Chromebooks that have keyboards, touchscreens and apps, that all may change. (Image of Acer R11 used by fair use.) I have worked with all sorts of digital devices in my own classroom — desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, student cell phones and a variety of others. Hands down, the best experience for me has been Chromebooks. 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.”
A Comprehensive Collection of Some of The Best Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers and Educators January 4, 2015 Google Drive has proved to be an indispensable tool in teachers digital toolkit. It provides everything teachers need to write up a document, create a quick presentation or spreadsheet and design beautiful visuals and drawings, creative possibilities in Google Drive are endless. Additionally, Drive works across different devices and platforms so you can easily continue working on your documents anywhere you go and without even the need for Internet connection. In 2015 Google Drive has known a lot of improvements with the addition of a number of key features.
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. These are instructions to help you make the best of your Chromebook in terms of how to search for and find educational apps to use on it, how to customize its settings to suit your own teaching purposes, how to save files to Google Drive and edit and share images using Chromebook's built-in editor, how to add users and control who can use your Chromebook and several other tips that are integral to an effective integration of this device in your class. 1- Find apps for your Chromebook Apps are web applications that allow you to do specific tasks on your Chromebook. Chrome Web Store is the place where you can look for and download Chromebook apps.
10 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Chromebook Owner Should Know Do You Know These? 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. Make Stop Motion Videos on Your Chromebook On Monday I livestreamed a presentation about making videos with students. In one part of the presentation I was asked for a recommendation for a stop motion video creation tool that works on Chromebooks. My recommendation is to try Stop Motion Animator. Stop Motion Animator is a free Chrome app for creating stop motion videos. The app is free and easy to use. It does not even require students to create accounts in order to use it.
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.
12 Good Learning Games to Use on Chromebooks June 28, 2017 Game-based learning is a pedagogical approach that involves the integration of games in learning activities. We have already extensively covered this approach in previous posts which you can access from this page. In today’s post we are sharing with you this interesting collection of engaging games you can use with your students on Chromebooks.
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.