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Inspire Student Creativity with Chromebooks

While access to information does not make a student instantly knowledgeable, it does change the role of the teacher. This transformation leads to the question of, why creativity? One needs only to examine the current landscape and intersection of technology with education, business, and society to quickly recognize the dramatic shift that has taken place […]

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3 Powerful New Ways to Use Chromebooks

When Chromebooks first entered into the 1:1 classroom environment, most people viewed the device to be strictly a portal to access Google Drive and the Google Apps for Education suite of tools. While there is immense power and potential to create collaborative working environments exclusively within Google Drive, Chromebooks have become so much more than […]

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How to start using Microsoft Word on classroom Chromebooks

Special thanks to Jonathan Wylie for his professional contributions. Chromebooks are a popular medium in schools for a variety of reasons: price, easy management, quick startup times, robust builds, and ready deployment of Google Apps for Education. However, if you’re a powerhouse Microsoft Word user (or know someone who refuses to give it up), then […]

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How to manage your Google Chromebooks with the Google Admin Console

Every now and again, Google’s propaganda is downright useful, and this is a case in point. This video shows how the Google Admin Console makes deploying and managing your school’s Chromebooks a simple task, not a headache. The Admin Console allows you to remotely manage your students’ experience and add users, devices, printers, and network access […]

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You can now use Microsoft Office 365 on Chromebooks. Here’s how.

Many thanks to Jonathan Wylie for his professional input. Chromebooks have quickly become an incredibly popular tool in schools. However, this has previously limited users to only Google’s productivity tools. One of the most common complaints that I hear about Google Apps for Education tools (Gmail, Docs, Slides, etc), is that they are not as […]

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You can now use Microsoft Office 365 on Chromebooks. Here's how.

Many thanks to Jonathan Wylie for his professional input. Chromebooks have quickly become an incredibly popular tool in schools. However, this has previously limited users to only Google’s productivity tools. One of the most common complaints that I hear about Google Apps for Education tools (Gmail, Docs, Slides, etc), is that they are not as […]

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Technology, Learning, and Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. Throughout my years as a K-8 technology teacher & coordinator, many people have asked me what Kindergartners, first graders, and second graders might truly do with computers in the classroom. As students […]

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How to choose between iPads and Chromebooks in the classroom

The race to be the go-to technology in your classroom is more than heating up. It’s on fire. Like, someone grab a fire extinguisher because the race is ablaze. The two biggest contestants in this race are, not surprisingly, products from Apple and Google. Both Apple and Google are in a high-stakes race to own […]

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The beginner's guide to Chromebooks in the classroom

In 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads in the world of education. There are a variety of reasons for this: economic needs, more “laptop like” feel, and the ubiquity of Google Apps for Education in schools. If you find yourself the owner of a new Chromebook, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not quite a laptop, but it […]

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Is Anchor the best tool to make a podcast?

Anchor says it is “The easiest way to make a podcast. Ever.” Well we will just see about that and also see if it is a good fit for you in the classroom. There are three things that make Anchor a bit different than its competition. One, there is no limit to what is hosted. That […]

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