How to Use ChromeBooks A classroom guide • What is a ChromeBook? • How can I preview apps? • ChromeBook Basics • Using ChromeBooks in Your Classroom What *is* a ChromeBook? • It looks like a laptop, but it isn’t! • Features: • No hard drive, CD, etc. • USB only • Student-proofing • No Ethernet, so… • Just a browser, apps, and a keyboard What *is* a ChromeBook? You can think of a ChromeBook as: • • • • • An Internet-dependent tablet That starts up super fast Powered by Google’s Chrome operating system With the only app natively stored on the device being a browser Everything else is composed of Web apps (email, photos, documents), or apps that run while you’re connected to a network. Of course, this means there’s very little you can do on the ChromeBook without Internet access. • The high point about everything being saved on the Web is that you’ll have access to it from any computer. • Plus, if a ChromeBook ever bites the dust, students won’t have to worry about losing all their apps, documents, and settings. In this tour, you’ll walk through the main screens you’ll encounter while using a ChromeBook: • Sign-in screen • The desktop area • The browser window The first screen you’ll see after starting up your Chrome device is the main sign-in screen. All the Google Accounts added to the device will show up here. How can I preview apps? • On your teacher laptop, download and install the web browser from Google called Google Chrome • Chrome is what runs on a ChromeBook • Keep it straight, noob • Here’s the site: http://www.google.com/chrome/ How can I preview apps? - cont. • Once Chrome is installed, launch it. • Open a new tab How can I preview apps? - cont. Sign in with a Google account • • Yours using your WVUSD email address and password, or • [email protected] • Walnut2020 How can I preview apps? - cont. • Click the ‘Store’ icon. How can I preview apps? - cont. • Choose a category, or just search. How can I preview apps? - cont. • Find an app and click ‘Add to Chrome.’ How can I preview apps? - cont. • Back on a Chrome tab, locate the app and click it! How can I preview apps? - cont. • If you like it, that app can be put on all 72 ChromeBooks for you! www. Google Art Project .com Using your smartphone as a remote A Chrome Book advantage for teachers Search for 'presentation' Locate 'Pres. Remote' click 'Add to Chrome' In the Chrome Browser, open a new tab and then open the 'Remote' app On your smartphone, download the "de Mobo" app. Link the Chrome app to your smartphone Publish the presentation to Google Publish the presentation to Google Publish the presentation to Google Paste that link into the Chrome ´Remote' app at the top https://docs.google.com/presentation/yadda yadda yadda Away you go on your phone!