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What is a Chromebook? Why is it the Perfect Computer for Parents & Grandparents?

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 they now comprise 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.

The Virtual Chromebook Meetup

elder chromebookThis website is the home of the Virtual Chromebook Meetup. The Meetup is open to any computer or technology user group or anyone interested in learning about Chromebooks.

The meetings will be announced soon and will be available live on line. The meetings will be recorded and those recordings will be available on this website.

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Chromebook Keyboard Cheat Sheet

Chromebook Keyboard Cheat Sheet

To capture an image of your entire screen, press the Ctrl key and the Switcher key at the same time. The image will be saved in your Files folder (in the Launcher). This is very helpful for your tech if you are having issues!
Chromebook Apps List NCCE

Chromebook Apps List from NCCE

One of the hurdles for teachers adopting Chromebooks in their classroom is finding alternatives to software they previously used on their Windows or Mac desktops or laptops, or even their iPads. While the there will be more options as ChromeOS allows installation of Android apps, that feature is not reliably available out of the box on most new Chromebooks as of July 2017, and almost no older Chromebooks. This list is a mixture of Chrome extensions, Chrome Apps, and web-based tools that help drive productivity and creativity. All of these tools have been tested by our team on both newer and older Chromebooks and are 100% compatible based on our experiences.
The 10 Most Compelling Benefits of Chromebooks

The 10 Most Compelling Benefits of Chromebooks

Everyone has different requirements and expectations from their computers. However, if you are like me and have been searching for an inexpensive secondary computer that is portable enough for travel, yet powerful enough for work, you may want to consider these ten benefits of a Chromebook and decide if it’s right for you.
GlobalLee for Parents Chromebooks 101

GlobalLee for Parents Chromebooks 101

GlobalLee is a District initiative that incorporates 1:1 computing, modern collaboration tools, digital content and new instructional strategies to provide teachers and students a state-of-the art toolkit to enhance instruction. Students in grades 6-12 utilize Chromebook computers and a robust set of software and digital content solutions for engaging, interactive, and collaborative activities. Parents, be sure to watch the video below "Using the Google Chromebook 101", and read the Parent & Student Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.

Tutorials and Help for Chromebooks. Some are Original by Hewie Poplock. Some are from Google & other sources. To view all of the Tutorials Click Here