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Chromebooks: A Guide to Using the Most Awesome Device in Ed

Find out why Chromebook devices have taken the education community by storm – even outselling iPads and Windows-based PCs! As the Technology Coordinator at my school, I switched our 1:1 Windows PC laptop program over to Chromebooks and I couldn’t be happier. Deployment was simple, Chromebooks boot-up in seconds, security is simple and the devices stay charged all day. The resources below were essential when I started our school’s Chromebook initiative.
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Chromebooks: A Guide to Using the Most Awesome Device in Ed
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    John Cork says:
    How do you effectively roll-out a Chromebooks program to improve student learning? Find out here with this Nearpod presentation from a Google Apps for Education event. The presentation features a first-hand account of how a school brought Chromebooks to their school. Here you’ll learn about the decision-making process and how Chromebooks are deployed. Also, you see first-hand how Chromebooks are being used to improve student learning and engagement.
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    Chromebooks 101: A Guide to Chromebook Success

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    John Cork says:
    This all-encompassing guide from Intel’s website was extremely helpful to me when I rolled out our school’s Chromebook program. The author provides 21 detailed tips that cover everything from pre-planning, training and roll-out. Cast a vision, get trained, integrate, share...No stone is left unturned with this essential checklist! Also, you’ll find links to other web resources that will help you effectively plan and implement your next roll-out.
  • John Cork says:
    Your school has rolled-out a Chromebooks program and you’re ready to get started...where do you begin? This teacher-created blog created on Google Sites provides a listing of the best extensions and websites for Chromebooks. The listings are well organized by subject and levels K-6 and 7 – 12. As the "Education Technology Coordinator" at my school, I found this blog extremely helpful because I could share it with other subject teachers looking for teaching ideas and strategies.
  • John Cork says:
    The scenario: your school or district has rolled out Chromebooks...students, parents, and teachers have requested more information about Chromebooks. How do you educate and inform them? This brief YouTube video does an excellent job of explaining why Chromebooks are excellent devices for education. The video explains how Chromebooks boot-up in seconds, are extremely intuitive, easy to manage and let students/teachers engage the power of Goggle Apps for Education.
  • John Cork says:
    You've heard that Chromebooks are easy to collectively manage but you need more information to get your school up and running. This video will help you understand how to utilize the powerful yet intuitive Google Apps for Education admin panel. With over 110+ settings you’ll understand how powerful and easy to manage Chromebooks are. Even if you’re not an ICT administrator I encourage you to watch the video as it shows all the amazing features and policies of the device.
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