Did your school recently switch over to Chromebooks? Are you looking for that perfect, yet inexpensive device to use in class this year? I recently had a great conversation at a local PD conference about devices and someone asked me what device they should be thinking about for their classrooms. Where most people know me as a MacBook guy, and the MIE side of me would like to encourage everyone to try out Surface Tablets, most school districts in my area are Google Apps schools.
One of the unfortunate things I find with schools is that they spend a ton of money on devices, and then spend time doing PD on apps and pedagogy. Learning about the device is just as important as learning how to use the device. In these 8 fantastic videos from Google, you will learn a little something about your new Chromebooks. I encourage you to share this post with your staff and PD trainers.
New To Chromebook?
In this video, you will learn how to backup files and settings on your Mac or Windows Machine so you will have a seamless transition to your new Chromebook.
Setting Up Chromebooks
In this video, Google Will show you how to setup your new Chromebook.
In this video, Google will show you how to manage files both locally, and in the cloud using your Chromebook.
In this video, Google will show you how to setup your new Chromebook for Cloud Printing.
Setting Up Your Printer
In this video, Google will walk you through the steps to set up a printer in your home or office.
Fixing WiFi Issues
In this video, Google will walk you through the steps to troubleshoot your WIFI connection on your Chromebook.
Fixing Charging and Battery Issues
In this video, Google will show you how to troubleshoot your computer if it has issues holding its battery.
Share your Chromebook with others
In this video, Google will show you how to share your Chromebook with up to 18 accounts.
Share Your Favorite Videos or Resources
What advice do you have for teachers and students new to using Chromebooks? Please leave us a message below in our comments section.