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Chromebooks in Education
Transcript of Chromebooks in Education
Benefits of Chromebooks
What are Chromebooks?
Starts fast, stays fast
Boot up time is about 8 seconds
No software updates
Run Chrome OS an operating system from Google
Students can share a Chromebook and still have a personalized experience by signing in
Easy to manage
Includes many free apps
Sharing and Collaborating
Once you have a document you MUST title it. After you can then share your document with anyone. If that person also has a google account then they can edit it (or just look) and collaborate with you if you want. More than one person can collaborate on the same document or anything else in your google drive.
You can also just share the item with viewing privileges so only you have access to editing.
*Note: GDrive Auto saves!
These are your basic apps that come with your school account.
- Google Search
- Where you can create, share and upload documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more
- Manage your own calendar, invite others to your meetings/events, and even see who is available when (assuming other teachers are using it, too)
- Easy to create websites hosted by Google
- Get together with colleagues and others to communicate easily through a message board or emails
- a digital address book
Instructional Technology Specialist
Chrome - The Google Browser
This is your Google Drive. The main body is the list of all your documents and folders.
The left side is basic information along with your create/upload button.
The other items of note are the sorting styles and settings.
You can sync your Drive onto your computer from here as well with the use of the "Install Drive for your computer" button.
- Sort and organize your Google Drive in to folders
- Word processing similar to Microsoft Word
- Slideshows similar to Microsoft Powerpoint
- Tables and calculation tool similar to Microsoft Excel
- Used for surveys, planning and data collection
- Create and share diagrams
Drive on other Devices
Google Drive can be used on both Android and Apple products along with Microsoft as well.
- Use your phone as your mobile office. Forgot to send that file? Do it through Google Drive!
- Do everything you can do online on your ipad.
(Windows) - Download the manager onto your computer and save file straight onto Googledrive without having to open your browser.
Once you're signed into your google account you will be logged into your own personalized Chrome Profile.
Save bookmarks and start up settings and have them where ever you go. No more searching for links or information you used on a separate device! Link all your devices into one (phone, computer and tablet)
Try it! Everyone gets a number...don't forget it!
Then go to
Uploading to Google Drive
To upload click the up-arrow and select files or folders.
Find the file or folder you're looking for and then click "OK"
You can always move the files and folders around after you upload them.
Click the upload button to see the upload process
Why would you upload documents to Google Drive?
Sharing and Collaborating
Open your Google Drive
Click Create and choose Document
Title your document Collaborating with Google Docs - [Your Name]
Enter text "What I did on Summer Vacation"
Below that, list one thing you did this summer
Click Share and enter the Gmail Address of a person next to you
Choose 'Can Edit' from the dropdown menu on the right
Check your Gmail for the shared doc
Open the doc and add text about what you did this summer
Adding Comments to a Google Doc
Google Comments is a good way to give feedback to students on assignments
Students can submit assignments in Google Drive and you can add comments or grade them, and students will have the comments immediately.
To add comments:
Click 'Comment' in the upper right corner of the document that was shared with you.
Add your comment(s).
1. Click Create and choose Form
2. Enter form title and choose theme
3. Choose question type, enter question and answers. Click add item to add another question.
*Responses are automatically saved in a spreadsheet which you can download as an Excel file.
Fill out my Google Form: bit.ly/googleform01
Create a Google Form with 3 items
Share with your buddy
Complete the shared form
Check your responses
Chrome Web Store
Thousands of free and paid educational apps, tools and extensions
Create video projects, enrich lessons, connect with experts explore museums...many possibilities with Chrome
Access bookmarks, apps and docs from any device
Up to 18 students can logon to the same Chromebook and still access their 'stuff'
Who hasn't logged in to their Chromebook?
Getting to know the Chromebook
Bottom tray icons
Chrome Web Store
Top row buttons
Ctrl+ or - enlarges and reduces screen size
Ctrl+Switch window = screenshot
Click - press lower half of touchpad
Right-click - press the touchpad with two fingers
Scroll - place 2 fingers on touchpad and move up, down left or right.
Chrome Apps for your Classroom
Google Lesson Plans
Outbreak Lesson Plan
Place in Time Lesson Plan
Nature Webquest Lesson Plan
Google Connected Classrooms
Coming this September!
Collaborative Lesson Planning
Work on the same lesson plan at the same time with a colleague (or colleagues) using Google Docs.
Staff Meeting/PLN Notes
Take your staff meeting notes in Google Docs and share with the rest of the staff with a couple of clicks.
Shared Lesson Repository
Store your lesson plans in your school's shared doc list so that anyone at your school can find and access them. Create a older for your grade level to share resources
Improve the Writing Process
Use Google Docs to:
Have students work collaboratively from anywhere
Give students ongoing and simultaneous feedback
User revision history to hold students accountable for their work
Publish student work
Reading Response Journals - students keep journal in a shared Google Doc. You can comment while students continue to write in their journal.
Use Google forms and spreadsheet to:
Formative and Summative Assessment
Use Google Forms to give students a pre-assessment at the beginning of the class. Quickly look at results to modify instruction as necessary based on the results. Give students at exit ticket at the end of class to see what they've learned.
Google Drive Interactive Tour
If you need to share documents frequently with the same people over a period of time, you will find that using folders will make the process easier.
Unlike the normal idea of folders, you can put a document into multiple folders at once in Google Docs (similar to how you can put multiple labels on one Gmail message.)
Ideas for using folders in the classroom
Create a normal folder.
Name it something that will make sense.
Share the folder with your students and give them only “Can view” rights.
Have your students click the email link they get to open the shared folder, making sure it has added the handout folder to their list of shared folders.
Now anything you add to the folder will automatically be available to the students in the shared handout folder.
For Assignment Turn-in
Have each student create a normal folder, name it something that makes sense.
Have them share the folder with you with “Can comment” or “Can edit” rights.
Now you drag and drop their shared folders into your own year and period folders to organize them.
Anytime a student needs to turn in an assignment, they simply add it to their turn-in folder for your class period and the document will now be available for you to access.
Your Turn - Create Folders
You're the Teacher
Create a folder called 2014-2015
Create folders for each subject or class period within that folder
Choose one sub-folder and create a folder within it called Assignments (you can create an assignments folder in each sub-folder later.)
Share the Assignments folder with your student giving them 'Can View' rights
You're the Student
Talk to your teacher and see what class or period folders they created.
Create a folder titled Your Name and the name of the class or period
Share it with your teacher and give them edit rights
You're the Teacher
After the student shares the folder with you, drag it to the appropriate folder.
Create an assignment within the Assignments folder
Create a Google Doc with a very short ice-breaker type assignment e.g. What I want to be when I grow up.
You're the student
Students copy the assignment to the folder you created, complete assignment and save it to the folder you just shared with your your teacher
Teachers, grade or comment on the assignments