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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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20 Reasons to Listen to The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

20 Reasons to Listen to The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to give teachers practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools that you can use in your class tomorrow. We offer our favorite Google tips and tricks, important updates, and effective strategies for K-12 teachers. But wait…there’s more! We also have interviews with innovative and inspiring teachers.
What’s The Difference Between Internet Bandwidth And Speed

What’s The Difference Between Internet Bandwidth And Speed

Internet bandwidth is the maximum amount of data that can pass through a network link in a given time and internet speed is the actual data that passes through. It gets affected by various physical and software-related factors. All this long, we have been using the terms bandwidth and speed interchangeably when talking about how fast is an internet connection. Did you ever think about the fact that the two of them could have differences, although, using one in place of the other doesn’t do any harm or confusion?
Some Very Good Resources for Teachers Using Chromebook in Their Teaching

Some Very Good Resources for Teachers Using Chromebook in Their Teaching

Here is a chart we created specifically for teachers using Chromebooks in their teaching. It features resources we have curated from Chromebook Help and covers almost everything teachers need to know in order to effectively operate their Chromebook. You will get to learn how to: set up your Chromebook, find apps, connect to other devices, install Android apps on your Chromebook, add people to your Chromebook, control who uses your Chromebook and many more.
Top 10 Chromebook Tips And Tricks

Top 10 Chromebook Tips And Tricks

If you love Chromebooks like we do you'll want to see these tips and tricks to make the most of them. Millions of people are using Chromebooks, but despite their simple and "for everyone" nature, not every powerful feature is easy to access. Every Chromebook (or Chromebox) is a powerful tool that's just waiting to be used to its full potential, and once you know a few tricks you'll feel like you're getting, even more, value out of your inexpensive computer. We've rounded up the top ten tips and tricks for you to try on your own Chromebook so you can start making the most of your machine. Read along and learn a thing or two about the computer you're using.

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