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What Is A Chromebook?

ThingLink Project:  What is a Chromebook?  

 

Chromebook 101

 

  • Chromebook Benefits:
    • No hard drive, start up fast, work in constantly being saved, get another one, easily convertible from other platforms, touch screens
  • Chromebook Disadvantages:  
    • Limited software on the laptop, requires wifi,  must use Google suite, small screen, typing on a smaller keyboard
  • Features:
    • Everything is saved to Drive
    • Ability to use downloads for images & pdfs so you can transfer to flash drive.
    • Includes:  headphone jacks, built-in camera, USB, HDMI, and SD Media card slot 
    • Can drag Chrome apps to dock
    • If you sign into Chrome on your Mac, all your same apps & bookmarks stay the same
    • No printing from Chromebooks
  • Chromebook Distribution Options:
    • Numbered:  Accountability, placement
    • Any order:  quicker,  return plug out & up, leave them on the desk
    • Plug in at the end of the day
  • Chrome App Store  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps
    • Google apps:  Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Classroom, YouTube, Translate, Search
    • Education: Padlet, Socrative, ThingLink, Haiku Deck, Desmos Graphing Calculator, Gale Databases
    • Creative:  Canva, Pic Monkey, Pixl Editor
 


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