Chromebook #4: Apps for the Chromebook

Submitted by Fiona Beal One of the great things about using Google Drive and in partivular the Google Chrome browser, is that the list of education apps that integrate with Google Drive  is growing daily. These apps are available from the Chrome webstore. They make a Chromebook really come alive in a classroom setting. Holly Clark writes a lot about the Chromebook so I thought I would make a start by installing the apps she suggests for the Chromebook in her blog post ‘Chrome Apps perfect for th...

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Chromebook #2: Finding relevant Chromebook tutorials

Submitted by Fiona Beal I started to look for some tutorials on using Chromebooks and came across this fantastic collection of three tutorials shared via a Thinglink interactive image! (Note to self: must make much greater use of Thinglink). These are tutorials provided by the ICT Co-ordinator at a school known as Saddleback. They are provided in three levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced –  each with its own test and certificate.  Click on the image below to be taken to th...

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Chromebook #1: Getting to know the Chromebook

Submitted by Fiona Beal Last week I was kindly loaned a Chromebook by Alister Payne, Deputy Principal at WPPS school in Cape Town. (Their school is planning to use Chromebooks throughout). Great excitement! These devices are currently not readily available in South Africa…but the first consignments are on their way! I had the privilege of using a Chromebook at the Google Teacher Academy in New York in 2012 and was impressed with its immediate start up speed in less than 10 seconds, it’s 8 hour ba...

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