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. 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. 13 New to Me Free Tech Tools I Can’t Wait to Use. I had the pleasure of being at SLATE (technology conference here in Wisconsin) the last two days, and beside the wonderful people I got to connect and re-connect with, there was also one session that made me terribly excited.
And while I am not usually one to share tech tools, these are all pretty easy, free and fantastic. All of this come courtesy of Mickey Chavannes @mchavannes. Doceri - This is an iPad app that students can use to take pictures and then annotate it through their voice or drawing. ChronoZoom. Create timelines, share them on the web.
Web Apps - Google Resources. Web Apps are online programs that run right inside your browser, rather than needing to be installed to your hard drive like traditional programs.
With web apps you can run your programs from any computer and from any place that you have Internet access. Many web apps also have off-line abilities for those times you do not have connectivity. Web Apps and Extensions for Schools - Overview of Chrome web apps and extensions, Chrome Sync, benefits of web apps, and how to find, install, and use them. Web App Overview - What Chrome Web Apps are, how to install them, how to use them, and more. Video (6 minutes) - link Using Chrome Sync - Google Chrome Sync allows you to access your bookmarks, web apps, extensions, and more from any computer where you sign into Chrome.
Video (6 minutes) - link Example Web Apps for Education - Below is a list of Chrome web apps that may be useful in an educational setting. Backwards EdTech Flow Chart. I’m a very visual person, so naturally I’m drawn to charts, diagrams and anything that I can look at and understand.
I’ve made a couple other charts to help people pick technology tools based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and web tools by category. I’m particularly proud of this new chart that I’ve been working on for quite some time! Click this image for the full version! I truly believe technology enhances the classroom, but I never think it should be used just for the sake of using it. This is another visual I created to help teachers select the right technology tool for the job. It starts by asking what you want students to do, and then you pick a goal, such as explain a concept. If you’re not a visual person like myself, scroll to the second page that is just a list of the goals and all the corresponding links (no prompting questions). For this, the Bloom’s and the web 2.0 by category chart, visit my website! What tools or goals would you add to the chart? A Teacher’s Guide to Twitter. Twitter is apart of my life almost every day because: - It’s a great source of news. - There are rich conversations among educators and edtech people. - People post entertaining, interesting, and very useful links. - I enjoy the easy interaction with others from around the world.
Most people start off in a rocky relationship with Twitter. It doesn’t seem to be as easy or as useful as everyone has said, it takes awhile before you find your niche, and there is an overwhelming amount of information to deal with. But, just hang on – it’ll be worth it!!! This is a guide to help teachers, or anyone for that matter, have a smoother and more enjoyable experience. It is, by no means, the most comprehensive list of tips but hopefully it’ll be helpful. Getting Started Managing your Life on Twitter Finding People to Follow This can be the biggest challenge at first. Not Getting Overwhelmed You’ll hear people talking about the Twitter “stream”. Tweeting. Use GoogleDocs Self-Grading Quiz as an Exit Ticket.