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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 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.
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!
Chromebook Antivirus And Chrome OS Security Measures

Chromebook Antivirus And Chrome OS Security Measures

Today we got an email from a reader who recently switched from Windows to Chrome, asking us what Chromebook antivirus solution works best for his new machine. As I searched the web, I found that users that are not yet familiar with Chrome are constantly asking if their Chromebook needs an antivirus solution. Even though there is a quite short answer to this question (No), I would like to go a little bit into further detail regarding how exactly these types of machines are protected by Google and what supplementary steps an average user can take, in order to keep certain kind of threats away.
10 New Ways to Get More Done With Google

10 New Ways to Get More Done With Google

More than 3.5 million paying customers use Google's G Suite to collaborate in real-time at work, and Google just introduced a slew of new features to help them. Here are ten solid tips from Google on how to get the most out of G Suite.

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