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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 as Primary work computer

Using A Chromebook As Your Primary Work Computer

So you’re thinking of replacing your laptop this year and the inexpensive Google Chromebook — a PC with the cloud-based Chrome operating system — is an enticing option. Nine models are currently available from four manufacturers (Acer, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba). The prices range from $199 to $329, with the exception of the Google Pixel, which comes with a high-resolution display and starts at $1,299. When evaluating purchasing a Chromebook as your primary work computer, here are a few pros and cons to consider:
Chromebook keyboard shortcuts

10 Powerful Shortcuts for Google Chromebook Users

Chromebook is the favorite choice for laptop lovers now a days. There are several who shift from Microsoft Windows laptop to Google Chrome. But keyboard shortcuts may create a headache for them. For example, how will you right click with touchpad ? Or what is the shortcut for re-opening the last tab you closed ? Or How do you open task manager of Chrome ? Confused ? Chrome provides powerful ways to access its various functions and settings. From right clicking to pinned tabs it will work like a charm.
Chromebook Classroom Podcast

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast with John R. Sowash

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast was created to highlight how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Season 1 features six episodes with interviews with the head of Chromebooks for Education, a tech director from Ohio, an elementary teacher who figured out how to get 5 year olds to enter their password correctly, a energetic college professor, a tech integration specialist who helped his teachers migrate from iPads to Chromebooks, and a middle school teacher who uses Chromebooks for project based learning. It’s a full season!
Chromebook 101

Chromebooks 101

Chromebooks are lightweight and durable laptops designed for students. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and price points, have batteries that last the whole day, and boot-up in under 10 seconds.

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