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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 Value of Google for Education

The Value Of Google For Education In Action

We worked with Evergreen Education Group answer a big and pressing question: Can we measure the impact of Chromebooks and G Suite for Education in schools? Evergreen’s discussions over 16 months with more than 100 school leaders from 6 countries was captured in a series of Impact Portraits—data-rich case studies with real school results. Their research uncovered four key factors that help schools and students flourish when adopting technology for the classroom: planning, professional learning, patience, and support.
Android Apps You Need On Your Chromebook

They’re Not Just For Phones! 15 Android Apps You Need On Your Chromebook

Google opened up its Chrome OS platform a while back, bringing its massive Android ecosystem to the ultra-light operating system. That means you can install Android apps on your Chromebook, that light, little thing running on a modified version of the Chrome browser. That’s over 2.5 million apps! With that in mind, we went ahead and sorted through the Google Play store for the best Android apps for Chromebooks currently available.
Consider a Chromebook

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Chromebook

Are you thinking of purchasing a Google Chromebook but not sure if they are suitable for you? To help you, I’ve listed below seven great benefits that I think may persuade you to join the growing number of Chromebook users. From my personal perspective, I’ve been using and writing on a Chromebook for more than two years. And quite frankly – I love it!
Prioritize Your Preferred Wi-Fi Networks on a Chromebook

How to Prioritize Your Preferred Wi-Fi Networks on a Chromebook

Your Chromebook automatically connects to Wi-Fi networks you’ve previously connected to. But, if multiple known Wi-Fi networks are in range, you might want to configure which one gets priority. For example, you can prioritize your home network over your neighbor’s network, which is nearby but faint. This feature is also available on Windows 7, Windows 8 and 10, and macOS. How to Set a Preferred Network First, open your Chromebook’s settings screen. Either click the tray at the bottom right corner of your screen and click the gear-shaped “Settings” button or click menu > Settings in a browser window.

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