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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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Best photo editor for your Chromebook in 2019

Best photo editor for your Chromebook in 2019

One of the most often asked questions about Chromebooks we get…
How to Add a Website to Your Chromebook Shelf

How to Add a Website to Your Chromebook Shelf

Bookmarks are great to keep your favorite sites nearby, but they aren’t the fastest option out there. Instead, why not add shortcuts for your favorite websites right on the Chromebook shelf?
How to Zoom In and Out on a Chromebook

How to Zoom In and Out on a Chromebook

While most of what you see on the web is sized correctly, you might come across the occasional site you want to view bigger. You also might be faced with aging eyes and need a size boost for everything. Whatever your situation is, it’s easy to make content bigger on your Chromebook!
The Google Basics Series, Part 1 How to Create a Google Account

The Google Basics Series, Part 1: How to Create a Google Account

In today’s video we’ll talk about your Google Account. You’ll learn how to set up your Google account, what to expect from your Google account and what benefits you get from joining the Google ecosystem. Plus, we’ll talk about the four different types of Google accounts you can have: the Gmail account, the G-Suite, the G-Suite business and the basic Google account.

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