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Chromebook Basics:. Using Chromebooks In the Classroom: Proper storage and charging within the charging cart Distributing devices to students.

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1 Chromebook Basics:

2 Using Chromebooks In the Classroom: Proper storage and charging within the charging cart Distributing devices to students

3 Chromebook Components: Memory Card Slot 3.0 USB Port USB Port HDM1 Port Power Port (Charging) Head Phone Jack SD Card Slot

4 Chromebook Components: HDM1 Port Chromebooks can be connected to the new Epson projectors using the HDM1 port. If the Chromebook screen is not displayed on the whiteboard after connecting with the HDM1 port: hit Ctrl and the key Whiteboards are not interactive when connected with Chromebooks; i.e. links are not live; but the pens will work

5 Chromebook Components: Camera Note: The Chromebook camera will only work when a camera- related software program, such as Skype or We Video is activated

6 Why Chromebooks: 1.Speed (with 8 second max boot time) 2.Cost 3.Security 4.Web-based no downloads or installs 5.Wireless 6. Peripherals 7.Battery Life (8 hours)

7 Chromebook Resources: Click on Departments Click on Technology Click on Chromebook Support Page To find video tutorials, a Chromebook basics downloadable PowerPoint, list of available apps and access to the Chromebook app store.

8 Chromebook Resources: Video 1: Intro to Chromebooks: The Native Environment

9 Chromebooks, Google Accounts and Students: You MUST have a Google Account to use a Chromebook. Parkland students K – 12 have Google accounts Only students 7 – 12 have Google gmail accounts Student Google account usernames are: first letter of first name + first 5 letters of last name + last 3 digits of student id i.e. Password is: student id # Google Accounts provide 25 GB of storage – free!

10 Chromebook Resources: Video 2: Chromebooks Part 2: the Citrix Receiver (Portal)

11 Chrome OS and Citrix Receiver: Use the Chrome OS: To surf the web To copy and paste text and images to Google Docs Use the Citrix Receiver Apps: To access, open and save files on the home directory Log in to the Citrix Receiver: Within the Parkland Campus: Outside the Parkland Campus: Open applications within the Citrix Receiver in order to copy and paste text and/or images from web pages to MS Office applications, or from one MS Office document to another

12 Chromebook Resources: Video 3: Chromebooks Part 3: the Desktop Environment

13 Chromebook Resources: Video 4: Chromebooks Tips and Tricks

14 The Chromebook Shortcut Keys:

15 Chromebook Keyboard Tips: 1.To simulate a RIGHT mouse click on the Chromebook: tap the touchpad with two fingers simultaneously 2. To scroll up and down a web page: move two fingers simultaneously up or down the touchpad 3. To simulate the back or forward arrows on Google to look at previously viewed webpages: use two fingers to “swipe” along the top or bottom of the touchpad 4. To take a screenshot of an entire page: Use CTRL+

16 Chromebook Keyboard Tips: 5.To take a screen shot of a portion of a page: Use CTRL+ Shift+ (This turns your cursor into a crosshair. Hold one finger down on the touchpad while drawing a rectangle around the desired portion of the page with another finger, then release.) 6.To enlarge type on a page: CTRL + 7.To reduce type size on a page: CTRL – 8.To find text on a page: CTRL + F

17 Let’s Play with the Apps: The following apps have already been added: BioDigital Human Khan Academy Google Drive Google Dictionary Duolingo Exit Ticket Google Slides 3DTin World Data Atlas Quick Equations IXL Math Accelerated Reader BookFinder Accelerated Reader BookFinder CK-12 Nearpod GeoGebra EasyBib TypingClub Desmos Graphing Calculator

18 To Find More Apps: Go to Contact Beth Breiner ( if you find apps that would be useful for your Remember that any Web 2.0 application or web site can be used on the Chromebooks A good resource for web-based instructional technology is the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Web Sites for 2014Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Web Sites for 2014 Links to both of these resources can be found on the Parkland Chromebook Support Page Go to Go to Departments Go to Technology Go to Chromebook Support page

19 Google Chromebook Printing You can only print from the native Chrome OS environment You cannot print from a USB drive – documents need to be uploaded to Google Docs first You can only print from web-based applications Click on upper right icon Click Print Another option is to press Ctrl + P (most common) Change Destination to your cart (i.e. HSCART#). There is no Google Cloud. More information about Chromebook Printing can be on the Chromebook Support Page

20 Additional Items/Wrap-Up FYI: Lauren Will has offered to come to your class to do a Chromebook Intro. Please contact her directly to set this up if you are interested Look for additional workshops on using Google Apps in conjunction with the Google Chromebooks as part of the Parkland Fall Academy Thank you!

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