Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Chromebook Essentials Website - Getting to Know Chromebooks

When students and educators explore Chromebooks for the first time, these essential questions can be used to provide a framework for exploration.

To support these essential questions we've organized a new site that is designed to help teachers, parents, & students explore the essential characteristics of Chromebooks and the Chrome OS. The goal of the site is to help Chromebook users explore the essential features of the device. We've divided the site into 4 different pages focussed on the essential skills connected to Chromebooks.

Chromebooks - Learn about the device. This page includes resources connected to the Chrome Desktop, the Keyboard, the Touchpad, Quick Keys, and Chromebook Settings.
Chrome OS - Learn about the Chrome Operating System. This page includes resources connected to the Omnibox, Chrome Tabs, Chrome Bookmarks, Chrome Extensions, and Chrome Apps.
Help - Quick tips and tricks to explore and troubleshoot Chromebooks.
Explore - Learn more about Chromebooks and G Suite for Education Resources.

The next step will be to focus on a mindset that connects the tool to the skills.

How can we use technology to enhance learning and support the development of the essential skills connected to communication, critical thinking, creativity, & collaboration in student-centered classrooms?
Let us know if you have what you think or if you have any additional suggestions in the comments below. 

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