What to do When Your Chromebook is Offline Chromebooks are designed for a connected world. But what happens when you are offline? Is your Chromebook still useful? Can I work from a Chromebook when it is offline? By default, Chromebooks are useful to some extend even without a working internet connection. However, if you are prepared enough, going offline on a Chromebook can be a much better experience. The Chrome OS Challenge: A New User's Day on a Chromebook We’ve written plenty about Chromebooks at MakeUseOf, and by following their progression it’s easy to tell how much these devices have evolved. From the humble Chrome browser shell to today’s full-featured OS that allows you to do quite a bit, the Chromebook is a serious contender in the laptop-lite world. However, how does it stack up for someone who’s used to a Windows or Mac setup?
Back to School with Chromebooks Director of Professional Development and Summit Program Chair, EdTechTeam Many of you are heading back to school this year with more devices in the classroom that you’ve ever had access to! Chromebooks have spread like wildfire into schools all over the world and now students have the world’s information at their fingertips! How to Google like a boss - Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips No doubt about it, Google Search has revolutionized the way we do research. Gone are the days when we need to reside in the library for days-on-end just to finish work we’ve set ourselves to do. What is great about Googleling for research is that you can do it in your favorite cafe while sipping cups of your choice brew. Join me as we peruse this resource I found while I Googled like a boss at Tribeca Coffee, Ilocos Norte. I was adding finishing touches to posts at The Write Freelance when I discovered this treasure.
Classroom Uses - Chromebook Classroom Sample Projects for the ChromebookStudents will use a variety of websites for Digital Storytelling. Digital storytelling allows the students to “show with they know” in a creative, digital format. Digital storytelling on the web also allows for publication and sharing of projects with a wider audience. Students plan to use Digital Storytelling for Social Studies, Reading, Language Arts and Science. A few examples of websites that allow for Digital Storytelling are listed below along with curriculum connections.Prezi: Social Studies Regions Project, End of the Year Reflections, Book ReportsAnimoto: Field Trip Pictures, Classroom Events Voicethread: Biography Poems, Small research projects, Author Studies, Poetry ShareBlabberize: Rock Research, Minnesota History research on Lumbering, Saw Milling, Farming, and Flour Milling.
Connecting your Chrombook to a projector A simple guide to connecting your Chromebook to your classroom projector. If you’re a teacher with a Chromebook chances are you’ll want to connect it to your classroom projector or display screen. Luckily most Chromebooks come with a built in HDMI port which allows you to use a wire to output your Chromebook’s screen to an external display. What you need: Connecting your Chromebook to your projector First find the HDMI port on your Chromebook. The Chromebook as Signifier Why would someone who could afford a $1,500 MacBook Air choose instead to purchase a $250 Chromebook? My hypothesis is that there are two distinct Chromebook buyers. Chromebook Buyer 1: A person, or organization, who buys Chromebooks mostly for reasons of costs. Chromebook Buyer 2: A person who buys a Chromebook mostly for reasons of style. The cost rationale for a Chromebook purchase is becoming increasingly compelling.
Google Classroom - @GUHSDtech Overview Classroom is a new tool created by Google to allow teachers to push assignments out to students and for students to turn those assignments back in to the teacher. Here is the basic workflow: Teacher creates an activity / template in Docs, etc.Teacher then creates an assignment in Classroom.Students receive that assignment.When finished they turn it in through Classroom.Teacher can check to see who has submitted them and can open each document to grade it.When finished, the teacher can return it to the student. Key Features
Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students June 2, 2014 If you are running out of ideas of how to leverage iPad in your classroom teaching then the 5 tasks I have for you today are enough to establish your workflow and get your students engaged in interactive learning tasks. These tasks are designed by isupport and are geared towards providing teachers with a general outline of how they can integrate iPad in the classroom. I have spent some time going trough each of these tasks and have found them really worth sharing with you. This work reminds me of a similar work done Greg Kuloweic entitled"The iPad Ideas Book".
Program a Friend Activity courtesy of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Vernier Technology Lab Time: 10 – 30 minutes Grade level: 1 – 8 Summary Working in pairs, students learn basic computer programming and software engineering concepts by building an obstacle course, then steering a blindfolded friend through it by using a series of commands. They re-run the maze to improve on the “program.” Chromebooks in school: How to pick the best laptop for any student Tim Ebbeck admitted that while he is an accountant by trade, his skills are ubiquitous, which is why it's possible for him to take up top roles, including his current position as Oracle Australia and New Zealand's managing director. "I think it lets you really move across industry, and even in the technology game I find it useful that at the end of the day, no one wakes up in the morning and thinks about, 'I want to buy technology'; they're usually after business outcomes, because generally, it's articulated into the common language: Money. If you can talk in that language, then you're doing OK," he said. Ebbeck was appointed to the role just over 18 months ago. He admitted that he was brought in to "disrupt" the 38-year-old company, which has lately been attempting to hurl itself into the cloud business while it continues to witness its on-premises business shrinking.
lapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change, via Google Earth Engine TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out. Of all the cosmic bodies studied in the long history of astronomy and space travel, the one that got the least attention was the one that ought to matter most to us—Earth. That changed when NASA created the Landsat program, a series of satellites that would perpetually orbit our planet, looking not out but down.