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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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Student Quick Start Guide for Chromebooks

Student Quick Start Guide for Chromebooks

How to Sign-in to your Chromebook - To use the Arab City Schools’ Chromebook, begin by signing in with your district issued Google account and password. All students grade 6-12 will use their assigned account. Connecting to WiFi off campus - Click on account settings located bottom right on the taskbar. (Area near time and battery level indicator) Click on the WiFi network signal to search available Wifi connections. Proceed to enter WiFi password if necessary. Chromebook charging procedures...
Best Wireless Headset for Chromebook

Best Wireless Headset for Chromebook

Ready to ditch the mess of wires and cords when using your Chromebook? You’re not alone. Wireless headsets are no longer a new technology. At this point, they’re so well established that many of Apple’s products don’t even have an option for wired headphones at all. Now, the issue isn’t finding an affordable wireless headset – it’s finding the right one for your preferences and needs. Here’s Chromebook HQ’s definitive guide to finding the best wireless or Bluetooth headset for surfing the web on your computer.
What to Do If Clicks Don’t Register in Android Apps on a Chromebook

What to Do If Clicks Don’t Register in Android Apps on a Chromebook

Android apps on Chromebooks have some great benefits: they expand the device’s capabilities, have an overall small footprint, and they work very well on limited hardware. That said, they’re still in beta, and sometimes things don’t work as they should. The biggest issue I’ve had with Android apps in Chrome OS is touch elements not responding correctly - or even at all - with touch or mouse. That is an incredibly frustrating issue to have, especially when the app in question is a tool that can be utilized for productivity.
Why You Should Opt For A Chromebook Over A Windows Laptop

Why You Should Opt For A Chromebook Over A Windows Laptop

These days, there’s so much choice in the computing world that it can become an extremely challenging task to pick the right solution for your own personal needs. Brand, size, cost, style, features; all of these factors are weighing in on the final decision for many consumers on what they should pick when it comes down to choosing a laptop that might be the best fit for their needs. If all of that wasn’t enough there’s also the matter of choosing the operating system that will work best with what you want out of the experience. More and more, Chrome OS has become an increasingly popular choice when picking out a laptop, and while Chromebooks have been around for quite a few years now at this point, they weren’t always this popular. In fact it took them a couple of years to really start carving out a portion of the market. There are more than a few reasons why you’d want to choose a Chromebook over a Windows 10 laptop, though of course, what you need or want to do with your laptop will play a big role in what really suits you best, but if your needs are fairly standard, chances are a Chromebook might be the better option, and once you have that out of the way, all you have to worry about at that point is which Chromebook works best for your needs.

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