Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook! Well, sort of: Neverware’s CloudReady lets you install Chromium on nearly any machine, and now supports dual-boot. Here’s how to get started.

For as long as I can remember, the go-to option for resurrecting an old PC was to install Linux. The open-source operating system has lower system requirements than Windows, so it’s better suited to older hardware.

However, could it also be overkill? If you’re not looking to run sophisticated software, or you just don’t want to deal with the complexities of choosing a Linux distribution (there are dozens), maybe you should consider another option: Chromium, the Chrome browser-based OS similar to what powers Chromebooks.

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

Screencasting tools for the Chromebook

Screencasting tools for the Chromebook

As more and more school move to Chromebooks we receive lots of requests for chrome compatible programs and applications. In a time of transition to deeper personalization, Screencasting has become one of the most popular requests. There’s power having students talk through their evidence of learning and reflection all on one screen and easily exported to their personal learning plan (PLP). Let’s look at some screencasting options on the Chromebook.

Screencasting tools for the Chromebook