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Accessibility Features on a Chromebook - Chromebook Classroom By mistake, one of my teachers found out about the Chromebook Accessibility features. Here is the information on how to Enable Spoken Feedback. Thanks to Scott Johnson for this information! Getting Started with your Chromebook Chromebooks rare easy to set up and use. However, getting started with your Chromebook can be a better experience if you knew a bunch of things, especially those that make Chrome OS and Chromebooks different from other laptops and operating systems. This guide will do just that! Getting Started With Your Chromebook Chrome OS and Chromebooks are new concepts.
Word Cloud Generators for Google Chromebooks When I attended the All Things Google conference last week, of course I brought my Samsung Chromebook, which I love! However, after speaking with +Kate Baker she enlightened me on a few things about the device. She is trying to replicate the tasks she does on her traditional laptop onto a Google Chromebook. Getting Started with your Chromebook The holidays are now over and many of you may have received a Chromebook for Christmas. Welcome to the world of Google’s desktop operating system. I have written this guide to help new Chromebook users to get up and running with their new device, it may also provide some tips for you Chromebook veterans. This guide will apply to all Chromebooks, from the now retired Cr-48 to Samsung’s and Acer’s latest offerings. Signing In, Updating Chromebook When you first turn on your new Chromebook, it will require to first connect to the Internet.
100 Best Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Time Savers Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets. Here is a few to get you started! Towards the end of the list you will find tips mostly found on development channel or beta channel of Chrome OS. So if you are using stable version of Chrome OS and find a feature not working, do not worry, it will be there in few weeks time when Chrome team updates stable version. Thanks everyone who shared these tips on various forums and communities. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals
Getting Ready for the HP Chromebooks The first full week at the +William Davies Middle School, I was very busy unpacking, enrolling and testing 75 HP Chromebooks to be used and shared by 6th grade students. Staff and students at the William Davies Middle School have been in a 1:1 environment for the past 4 years. However, because of the cost to maintain the netbooks, the district was not able to afford a 1:1 environment any more. To offset the expense of school devices, administration is implementing a BYOD policy for staff and students. They were able to purchased 75 HP Chromebooks for students and will be purchasing an additional 40 HP Chromebooks for staff.
10 Rules for a Successful One-to-One Classroom By Samantha Cleaver Each morning, when Laura Rahn’s class of fourth grade students entered their classroom at Mountainview Elementary School in Loudoun County, VA, they got their laptops from the charging station, completed their daily math fluency practice, and checked EdModo for the day’s instructions. The laptops “didn’t replace me or become the full instruction for the day,” says Rahn, “they were an additional learning tool.” If your school has yet to implement a laptop program like Rahn’s, it may be on the horizon.