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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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The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store

The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store

The Google Play Store is home to a massive number of apps and continues to grow every day, so how are you to know which are the best? We’ve done the research for you, and we’ve narrowed it down to the three best apps in each of the following categories. No matter what your need is, you’ll find it here. Here are the best Android apps you can get in the Google Play Store right now.
This Feature Could Make Chromebook Tablet Mode Much Smoother

This Feature Could Make Chromebook Tablet Mode Much Smoother

It is no secret that one of the big struggles right now for Chrome OS, Chromebooks, detachables, and tablets is overview and split-screen mode. While the majority of the OS can run smooth on various chipsets, we see severely crippled performance across the board when it comes to both the overview mode and split-screen views. We’ve detailed a bit about this issue and the fixes being worked on, but the fixes outlined in that article are really more about the overview mode in both desktop and tablet mode.
Chromebook Accessibility Features

Chromebook Accessibility Features

Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. They’re vital for people with disabilities, but most users can use them in some capacity. In this YouTube playlist, see what can be found in the operating system on your Chromebook. These features can compliment and allow learning to occur across all domains. Watch these videos and explore some of the features that can be set so that all students gain curriculum access.
18 Terminal Commands All Chromebook Users Should Know

18 Terminal Commands All Chromebook Users Should Know

Did you know that Chromebooks have a built-in terminal? Called Chrome OS Developer Shell—or Crosh for short—it lets you access a command line interface which you can use to debug your machine, run tests, or just poke around for fun. Today, we’re going to look at several terminal commands that all Chromebook users should know about for improved productivity and troubleshooting.

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