10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master 1) Save files straight to Google Drive:Chromebooks have limited local storage, but you’re encouraged not to use it, and Google Drive appears as an option whenever you download something from the web. 2) Use Google Drive offline: Chromebooks have slowly been getting better at working without an internet connection, and Google’s office suite has been leading the way. You can create, edit, and view documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without...

How To Print From A Chromebook

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How To Print From A Chromebook If you’re looking on how to install and use a printer with your Chromebook, you came to the right place. Even though it should be simple, it isn’t and there are a few steps you need to follow. Here it goes! Before beginning, you should know that you cannot connect the Chromebook to the printer through a USB cable and expect for it to work. You also have to consider that the Chrome OS won’t allow you to install any drivers and that the Chromebooks can’t find o...

8 High-Quality OER Collections

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8 High-Quality OER Collections Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help. 1. CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers free, standards-aligned content in STEM subjects, including digital textbooks and simulations.  The content reportedly works across all platforms and devices, including iPads, Chromebooks...

9 Reasons to Consider a Chromebook

9 Reasons to Consider a Chromebook The tech world moves pretty fast and so do shifting opinions. If you searched for Chromebooks back in 2013, it seemed almost every stuffy article claimed they were useless and almost always missed the point entirely. By 2014 people were starting to take notice that Chromebooks were selling well, rapidly being picked up by schools, and consumers were enjoying their Chromebooks. That same year they overtook iPads in US schools. Indeed, they’re the ultimate schoo...

Essentials of a Successful 1-1 Chromebook Program

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kjarrett/6782112132/ The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program Alexandra Ito shares how her district, Santa Ana Unified (SAUSD), increased access to students through a program called “Access for All,” a well-received iPad and Chromebook initiative. Through this experience, they developed a model for planning and implementation. Here’s how they got started. Establish your vision It is important that any plan to increase levels of access to tec...

Google Apps Are Changing the Classroom

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10 Reasons why Google Apps are Changing the Classroom 1) Truly Collaborative Learning Through applications like Docs (Google’s Word), Sheets (Google’s Excel) and Slides (Google’s Powerpoint), children can work on documents, data projects and presentations in a live collaborative environment. Essentially a teacher can share a piece of work (in the aforementioned formats) on Drive (the google cloud based storage solution) that multiple children can access all at once. 2) Live Teacher Coll...

5 Google Drive Tips

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5 Google Drive Tips Start using these lesser-known keyboard shortcuts The standard shortcuts in Google Drive (for features like cut, paste, select all, print) all work as expected, but there are other shortcuts you'll want to know. Send large files to others Many sharing services limit the size of files you can send to other users; you can get around this with Google Drive. Make use of the revision history As you make edits to your files, Google Drive retains a revision history. You can al...

Google Science Fair 2016

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Google Science Fair 2016 is back again and open for submissions! This year, we’re encouraging students all over the world to make something better with science. Maybe it’s making something slower or faster. Louder or larger. Whatever it is, science is how you make things better and Google Science Fair is where you do it. From pedal-powered vaccine delivery to finding new objects in our universe or increasing access to clean water, our 2015 winners asked some serious questions about the wo...

Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016

Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016: The 2016 presidential race has been a roller-coaster ride of suspense and surprises from the beginning — and one replete with valuable “teachable moments” that shouldn’t be missed. Below, we suggest over a dozen instructional strategies and useful, free websites that can help teach students about our nation’s most pressing issues and the way our democracy works, as well as encourage them to voice their opinions about the issues they care abo...

Using the Web on Your Chromebook

There are some incredible tools and resources on the web that will engage students and amplify learning. While it might be the perfect addition to that new lesson, Michael Gorman suggest taking a moment to pause and reflect before introducing it in the classroom. While the internet and technology provide some amazing educational possibilities, educators must do the proper preparation to ensure student privacy and safety when using these tools. Let’s take a moment to explore some of these ...