Simple and secure, the Chromebook makes getting things done in and out of the classroom, at work, or at home quick, easy, and affordable.
Chromebooks were introduced in June 2011. In just a short time it now comprises 58% of the computers used in K-12 school classrooms.
For the parent or grandparent, this relatively inexpensive computer is far easier to use than a full-featured Windows or Mac computer would be.
They’re effectively impervious to viruses. They can use Voice commands: You can say “OK, Google” from the launcher to invoke Google’s voice-powered assistant. There is tight integration with everything Google: Gmail, Drive, Calendar and so on. That means any document created in, say, Google Docs is automatically archived to Drive. It’s like full-time, automatic backup for nearly everything the user does. The most recent Chromebooks can use Google Play to install almost all Android Apps that are available for phones and tablets.
Articles about Chromebooks
I continually look for articles about Chromebooks, the Chrome OS, and Apps that work on Chromebooks. I post many of those articles on this website. I want the authors and publishers to have the credit due for their information and do not want to violate any copyrights they may hold. To do this, I link to their original article. Occasionally those links may break. Please notify me if you catch a broken link. I maintain an alphabetized list of all of all of the articles which can be downloaded from this page.
Chromebook Special Interest Group
The Virtual Chromebook SIG will be available to all Computer & Technology user groups and their members. It is sponsored by The Central Florida Computer Society in Orlando, FL. CFCS is paying for the Zoom Web Conferencing Service.
The live SIG will be available to groups and individual members. It will also be recorded. If the undetermined time of the live event is held when your group meets, I welcome your user group to present it to your group. If the schedule does not coincide with the live meeting, your members can access the link from home or work. If your group or your members cannot join the live meeting, you can access a recording on the SIG website.
Meet the Leader
I am Hewie Poplock. I am a Past-President of the Central Florida Computer Society and a life member of CFCS. I am a Past President and past Director of the Florida Association of Computer User Groups, a Past Vice-President and a Past Director of APCUG, an international association of computer & technology user groups, a member of the Sarasota (FL) Technology User Group and the current Windows SIG chair of CFCS, which has been a virtual SIG for over 2 years. I was also a part of the formation team, moderated, and presented at many of the APCUG Virtual Technology Conferences, which now has had over 23 quarterly virtual conferences.