Samsung 11 Chromebook 3

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Samsung unwraps its all-new 11-inch Chromebook 3 at the Consumer Electronics Expo (CES) 2016. Samsung Chromebook 3 Specs The new 2.5 pound notebook has been designed to be comfortable to hold with ‘improved grip’ and as with similar devices from other OEMS it has a reinforced metal body to protect against drops and knocks. It features the following specs: 11.6-inch anti-glare display (1366×768) Intel Celeron N3050 @ 2.6GHz (dual-core) 2GB or 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC flash storage 1...
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Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 13 Chromebook

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Lenovo announces at CES 2016 their new ThinkPad Chromebook 13, which is better than their standard Chromebook model and their ThinkPad for Education models previously. The ThinkPad 13 comes in two different options, one with Windows 10 and one with Google's Chrome OS. The design is in typical ThinkPad fashion. Meaning, this thing will withstand a beating or two with it's hard plastic exterior and reinforced frame. The ThinkPad will also have the keyboard and the large multitouch trackpad that...
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ASUS unveils New Chromebook C202

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Just announced today at CES 2016, the Asus Chromebook C202 is built to withstand the bumps and spills that kids can put a chromebook through.  The Asus Chromebook C202 has a wrap around rubber bumper, spill-proof keys, a scratch resistant exterior, and a solid-state hard drive.  It has been subjected to military-grade drop test, has a 10-hour battery life, and an anti-glare display that can be seen even in the sun. But if something does go wrong, you might just be able to fix it. The Chro...
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Using the Web on Your Chromebook

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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 ...
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Free Hands-on Science Activities

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The Exploratorium, in San Francisco, has launched Science Snacks, a great collection of hands-on science lessons for middle school and high school students. Science Snacks features activities that can be conducted with inexpensive and readily available materials. Each Science Snack comes with a materials list and step-by-step directions. Science Snacks are also accompanied by a written explanation of the science at work in the activity. Many Science Snacks, like Penny Battery, include video ...
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You Tube Tool for Teachers

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  ViewPure allows you to watch YouTube videos in a clean and distraction-free interface. All the distracting features such as ads, related videos, and comments are removed providing students with an ideal environment for watching educational videos. We said minimum because some ads are integrated with YouTube videos and ViewPure can not remove them. ViewPure also enables users to customize the URL's of videos they like.  Most custom URL's are kept indefinitely, though some are pru...
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Computer Science Education Week–Dec. 7-13, 2015

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As Code.org's third annual Hour of Code approaches, the computer science education non-profit is enticing kids to spend some time coding through some big name partnerships with Disney and Minecraft. The Hour of Code is an initiative in the form of a one-hour introduction to computer science. Anyone can sign up through the website. It's available at any time, but the big push comes during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7-13. So far, more than 138,803,502 students have completed thei...
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6 Reasons Why Chromebooks Are the Device of the Moment

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Chromebooks are the device of the moment, with 2.5 million shipped to schools in the first half of this year alone. There’s no doubt they’re trendy, but is there any deeper reasons for the sales surge beyond appearance and affordability?  Stephen Noonoo and Chris Scott joined host Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio in which they discussed 6 reasons for the Chromebook's trendsetting status. Google’s name has staying power. Chromebooks have some surface-level advantages. It works. ...
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Doodle 4 Google Contest, December 7th deadline

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"What Makes Me...Me"  is the theme for 2015 "DOODLE 4 Google" Contest The Doodle 4 Google contest challenges students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit a doodle that stands out for artistry and imagination. The winning doodle graces Google's home page for a day, and the artist wins a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 grant for his or her current school and a trip to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., to meet the Doodle team. Contest winners also gain exposure o...
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4 Steps to Mastering Social Media

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Social Media can be a good addition to open communication with the parents and the community as a whole.  It is important that you approach using Social Media in your school with the intentions of making it an asset to learning for the students.  There a 4 Steps according to Luvelle Brown, superintendent of New York's Ithaca School district.  Develop a Plan:  Outline goals for your social media campaign. Tell your story:  Use online tools and resources to paint a positive picture of the go...
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