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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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Acer reveals new metal Chromebook 15 with support for Android apps

Acer reveals new metal Chromebook 15 with support for Android apps

Acer reveals new metal Chromebook 15 with support for Android apps Editor’s Summary  15.6-inch comprehensive Hd IPS show lets media fanatics, households with college-age youngsters, and any person who wishes immersive amusement see and do a great deal more vast viewing angles make it excellent for sharing Added-prolonged battery everyday living of up to 12 hours provides day-till-evening ability for applications, amusement, media streaming, social media, college get the job done and more Aluminum major protect and palm relaxation deliver a quality touch and really feel Fanless design supplies for tranquil procedure Upward-going through speakers surrounding the keyboard provide quality audio to enhance the spacious show for a excellent multimedia experience
I Used A Google Chromebook For 30 Days, This Is What Happened

I Used A Google Chromebook For 30 Days, This Is What Happened

Jumping between several locations throughout my day, this was one that should have been a no-brainer (i.e. I should have figured it out years ago). When you're generating content in Google, and you sign in to Google on all of your other machines, said content is wherever you are. There's no rewriting an article because your original draft is trapped in a local draft on a laptop at home, unsaved. There's no wondering where you stored the research for an article or where you jotted down notes. Buy in to the Google Suite ecosystem and you've got everything you need. Well, maybe "buy in" is a bit of a misnomer because...
100 Chromebook Tips

100 Chromebook Tips

Google’s Chrome OS has evolved into a robust operating system with a niche focus. I have been using Chromebooks for a while now, from the “glorified web browser” days to the current all powerful Play Store time. This page is my collection of Chromebook tips. I regularly update this list, adding new tips as they are added to Chrome OS. If you are a new Chromebook user, this is the perfect place to start!
Create Podcasts With Your Students On Chromebooks With These Two Free Applications

Create Podcasts With Your Students On Chromebooks With These Two Free Applications

One of the questions that I get asked more often than just about any is, “How can I record a podcast using my Chromebook?” There are many limitations to Chromebooks when it comes to recording audio and video. This is mostly due to the fact that there is no hard drive to store and convert the large media files. Where there are a few great applications for recording audio as referenced here in a recent post from Richard Byrne and Free Tech for Teachers, I wanted to showcase how two of these can be used to create not just audio recordings, but actual podcasts that can be subscribed to by your school community.

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