Chromebooks at CPSC
Chromebooks are laptops that run the Chrome operating system. Robust, lightweight and web-driven, they're terrific for doing research, writing, and collaborating on projects! Here are some resources to help us get the most out of them.
Here's a handy e-book called
Getting Started with Your Chromebook
to help you get up and running.
This ThingLink will take you on a guided tour of your Chromebook. At the bottom are some suggested apps and extensions.
Apps to Explore
Chrome Web Store
This "Chrome Apps for your Classroom" page lists education-focused apps organized into elementary, middle and high school categories. It's a handy overview that also indicates which apps are free and which are not.
Google Play for Education
Books, videos, apps and more, all categorized by subject area, grade level, and intended use.
Create assignments, collect student work, and provide feedback, all integrated with Google Drive. Easy! This intro page will get you started.
GoogleEDU Learning Center
Google has lots of tools, from content creation to videos. Learn how they can transform your classroom. This page has training info for beginners and power users.
Schrock Guide to Chromebooks
This page is a great collection of links for how to use Chromebooks in the classroom: tutorials, best practices and more.
A Google Group for teachers using Chromebooks.
Google's tips on how to keep your account secure.