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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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3Reasons Why a Chromebook is for you

3 Reasons A Chromebook Might Be The Laptop For You, And 1 Reason Why It Might Not Be

I get this question a lot: "Is a Chromebook right for me?" To a majority of the people that ask, the response is a resounding yes. But why? The answer is actually quite simple and it starts with, not surprisingly, Google. Do you use Google apps? Google Mail, Drive, Calendar, and the many other apps to be found. If that is your office suite of choice, you're in luck, as a Chromebook will be your best friend.
The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

'The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook' Presentation is designed to be a resource guide for students. Create an assignment in Google Classroom with a topic of “Google Classroom” so a student can go to it as needed.
Chromebook Compatible Printers

Chromebook Compatible Printers

If you are in the need of a printer to work with your new or existing Chromebook, then you have come to the right place. If you are just looking for a printer with wireless capability,then you have come to the right place. It is our hope that you will be able to find just the correct printer that will meet your home, small office or business.
Stop Calling Google's Chromebooks Toy Computers

Stop Calling Google's Chromebooks Toy Computers

The crisp air of a late summer evening. Pristine erasers in a package of unused pencils. The rubbery smell of new sneakers still in the box. Some sensations are powerful enough to span generations—unmistakable signals that it's back-to-school time. Others, meanwhile, are more likely to betray a person's age group. If you're reading this, you've probably told your kids about making schoolbook covers out of paper grocery bags. Today's students have no such concerns, of course. What they toss in their book bags is made of Chrome—Google Chrome, that is.

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