This is a webpage written by high school teachers for those who teach US and comparative government and want to find online content as well as technology that you can use in the classroom.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
100 Chromebook Tips
Okay, so perhaps not all of you are jumping to get the Chromebook by Google, but I just got mine in the mail yesterday. If you are into "the cloud," it is a cheap ($500 for the version that gives you 100 mgs of free access a month and it obviously has wifi). It turns on in less than 10 seconds, and I quickly found an app that lets me split my windows so I can see two screens (which is big with me). It is a bit slow occasionally and you can't get Netflix (which my kids will care about) yet although that is coming, but if live on the cloud as I do it is 1/3rd the price of the Macbook Air (although you can't manipulate the screen as you will be able to do when it comes out in a few weeks). For my money it is also forcing me to do the few things I wasn't doing online (screen capture of pics and how to movies) on the Internet. Yes, I know I am ahead of people who still like to put their files on their computers, but the Chromebook is where we will all be in a few years. FINALLY, if you do purchase it, I found this lengthy document explaining how it works.