3Reasons Why a Chromebook is for you

3 Reasons A Chromebook Might Be The Laptop For You, And 1 Reason Why It Might Not Be

I get this question a lot: “Is a Chromebook right for me?” To a majority of the people that ask, the response is a resounding yes. But why? The answer is actually quite simple and it starts with, not surprisingly, Google. Do you use Google apps? Google Mail, Drive, Calendar, and the many other apps to be found. If that is your office suite of choice, you’re in luck, as a Chromebook will be your best friend.

3Reasons Why a Chromebook is for you

The Original Article appeared 8/25/2017

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

‘The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook’ Presentation is designed to be a resource guide for students. Create an assignment in Google Classroom with a topic of “Google Classroom” so a student can go to it as needed.

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

Original Article appeared 8/25/2017

Chromebook Compatible Printers

Chromebook Compatible Printers

If you are in the need of a printer to work with your new or existing Chromebook, then you have come to the right place. If you are just looking for a printer with wireless capability, then you have come to the right place. It is our hope that you will be able to find just the correct printer that will meet your home, small office or business.

Chromebook Compatible Printers

Original Article appeared 8/26/2017

Stop Calling Google's Chromebooks Toy Computers

Stop Calling Google’s Chromebooks Toy Computers

The crisp air of a late summer evening. Pristine erasers in a package of unused pencils. The rubbery smell of new sneakers still in the box. Some sensations are powerful enough to span generations—unmistakable signals that it’s back-to-school time.

Others, meanwhile, are more likely to betray a person’s age group. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably told your kids about making schoolbook covers out of paper grocery bags. Today’s students have no such concerns, of course. What they toss in their book bags is made of Chrome—Google Chrome, that is.

For the past several years, Google’s low-cost, high-utility Chromebooks have been the dominant computers in American schools. Effectively a browser in a no-frills box, the machines can cost as little as $150, yet perform the same functions (web browsing, email, word processing) a computer 10 times as expensive can. Right now, your kids (or their school) may be asking you to buy them one. And if you grew up visiting the library to use Print Shop, you’re probably wondering why they aren’t requesting a “real” computer, instead.

Stop Calling Google's Chromebooks Toy Computers

The Best Tools for Editing Pictures on a Chromebook

The Best Tools for Editing Pictures on a Chromebook

Chromebooks have long been touted as great machines for users who “don’t need anything more than a browser.” But as time has gone on, the machines have gotten more powerful, with more program options are available than ever before. If you thought editing photos from a Chromebook wasn’t possible, it’s time to give it another look.

Now, I’m not suggesting you’re going to replace your Windows PC or Mac with a Chromebook for graphic design work, because that just ain’t gonna happen. What I am suggesting, however, is that for light-to-moderate photo editing jobs, you might be remiss to not at least consider a Chromebook. There are more options out there than you might think, and as long as you keep your expectations in check, you can have a great image editing experience on Chrome OS.

The Best Tools for Editing Pictures on a Chromebook

 

Run Android Apps on an Acer R11 Chromebook

Run Android Apps on an Acer R11 Chromebook

The Acer R11 Chromebook is a touchscreen Chromebook that flips around into a tablet. Recently Google has enabled Android apps to run on Chromebooks. This capability is not standard on Chromebooks yet and currently only available for selected models. I really like my Acer R11 convertible Chromebook. The device works really nice. I like how the keyboard feels and the trackpad is my favorite of any Chromebook I have used. The touchscreen is very responsive. The screen has a 360° hinge to allow it to rotate into a tablet. You can also rotate it various degrees in order to create a display or tent display. Android Apps Chromebook.

Run Android Apps on an Acer R11 Chromebook

How To Configure Your Chromebook For Ultimate Security

How To Configure Your Chromebook For Ultimate Security

A Chromebook is already an ultra-secure computer straight out of the box. Because it doesn’t run a traditional operating system and takes advantage of various Google-powered security measures, Chrome OS is well-guarded against the evils lurking out there on the web.

But you can always do more, particularly if you want to minimize traces of your Internet wanderings, or prevent your every online action from contributing to an advertising profile.

You may share a Chromebook with others or desire a setup that’s impervious to the latest security threats. Perhaps it’s time for a little de-Googling in your life, as the Mountain View giant can collect a lot of information about you.

How To Configure Your Chromebook For Ultimate Security

Chrome OS and Chromebook User Guide

Chrome OS and Chromebook User Guide

If you are a Google Chrome user, you already know how to use Chrome OS and Chromebooks. This is my attempt to make things even more easier for you by providing a comprehensive user guide to Chrome OS.

Contents
1 The Chromebook User Guide
2 Getting Started With Chromebook
3 Signing In
4 Change Wallpaper
5 Take Screenshots
6 Change Screen Resolution
7 Basic Tasks
8 Stop Chromebook From Sleeping
9 How To Add a New Bluetooth Device To Your Chromebook
10 How to Change Owner Of a Chromebook
11 How to Powerwash Chromebook Without Logging In
12 Productivity on Chromebook
13 Tweaking Your Chromebook
14 Understanding Chrome OS and Chromebooks
15 Managing Your Chromebook
16 Troubleshooting Issues With Your Chromebook
17 Chromebook Security
18 Advanced Tips for Power Users
19 Make The Best of Your Chromebook
20 Chromebook How To Videos

Chrome OS and Chromebook User Guide

The Life of a Chromebook

The Life of a Chromebook

Ask a public school administrator about a cost effective way to try to go 1:1 in a school, and the odds are a good many of them will say to buy Chromebooks.  We had the privilege of being asked to come to a school to pioneer paperless classrooms. We were always known as those teachers who were out there, dancing around the room, doing whatever we could to keep kids engaged. We were also known as those who were always looking for new ways to engage students. To us, this sounded perfect.

As our new school year started, we had our carts full of Chromebooks, we had plans, we were ready to roll. While there were certainly people who were naysayers, we were fortunate. We had tons of support. We had great administrators, a great tech director, and a great group of technicians that did their best to keep us up and running.

The Life of a Chromebook

10 Awesome and Surprising Ways You Can Use Google Docs in the Classroom

10 Awesome and Surprising Ways You Can Use Google Docs in the Classroom

As a teacher, you probably know about Google Docs. You’ve probably even been using pieces of it for years! But there’s a lot more to it than just sharing documents and having an easy, cloud-based solution for your classroom. Over the years, I’ve gotten to learn about some pretty sweet features that have made my life as a teacher easier. These functionalities are built into Google Docs, and they are fantastic. Even though they might not be on your radar, take a look. You’ll be glad you did!

1. Template Gallery

Why start from scratch when you could use a well-designed template? Whether you want to use Google Docs to draft your course syllabus, design a student certificate, formalize teaching notes, or plan a project for students, it’s almost for sure you can find a template for that. Template Gallery is the place to go. In fact, there are hundreds of beautiful templates here for you to choose from. You can preview a template or use it directly, and it will open as a new file in Google Docs. This feature is often overlooked but isn’t exactly hidden.

10 Awesome and Surprising Ways You Can Use Google Docs in the Classroom