Make and Publish Your Chrome App

What’s Your Objective Are you making an app for an event, a dashboard of great resources, your website, a blog, assessment website, promotional material, signup page… You can be very creative with the possibilities.  Here is a workflow graphic of what you have to do but the video breaks down every step you need in…

The Google Sign In Conundrum

The ongoing sign in question continues to arise, whether if teachers are aware or accidentally have someone else signed in on their computer. Here are a few tips to browse easy, safe, and efficient. I’m a huge advocate of the Google Chrome browser. Ever since the beginning of the internet, I have experienced almost all…

Tabs Galore!

As we educate our students, friends, and colleagues in Chrome usage and productivity… tab extensions are essential. I encourage so many people to think smarter not harder with utilizing multi-tab browsing with everyday or researching tasks. However, just opening up a few tabs to do some web searching still doesn’t yield any “wow results” with…

5 Chromebook Tips for Teachers

1. Chrome Menu button  Here you can find tools for your browser such as settings, extensions, bookmarks, print, sign-in, extension updates, recent tabs, downloads, history, zooming, users, and much more. 2. Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts allow you to browse online easier and efficient. Here are a few shortcuts that will be beneficial for you. CTRL+Shift+?…

Using Outlook Web App on Chromebook

School’s who have adopted Google for Education who choose to continue to use Outlook instead of GMail may have the annoying problem of viewing their Outlook web app using a Chromebook. When using a Chromebook and Outlook Web app you only have the option of the “light version” which unfortunately is not great. A great…

Cleanup the Page & Dictate

As schools continue to progress to 1:1 we as educators need to provide meaningful edtech tools to all learners. Researching the web provides wonderful resources for our students as well as cluttered pages with ads, images, and distractions. Here is 1 Chrome Extension & 1 Chrome App that will cleanup the page and allow for…

Intro to Chromebook Interface Demo

This year and especially for the next couple years more and more schools and the general public will continue to hear more about the Chromebook and how it will be integrated in schools. There are many benefits to this device Price Speed (Loading, Logging, Processing, Multitasking) Integrates perfectly with Google Apps for Education (GAFE) schools and districts. Great…

Text to Speech and Speech to Text

  1. i Speech or Select and Speak (Google Chrome Extension)     What it is: Select and Speak uses iSpeech’s human sounding text to speech to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk.  What do you need to know: Even though this Chrome extension works on most websites, it…

Fix a Sync Error in Google Chrome

  If you ever see the 3 orange lines pop up in the settings button  that means you have a Chrome Sync Error or you may have an extension update. If it’s a sync error, all you have to do is re login to Google Chrome. Download Help Document Here is how:   1. Click…

Google Chrome Browser Update!

Very recently Google Chrome has been forcing a new browser update that will alter how you have been using and visually recognizing it’s interface. Yesterday, today, or sometime in the near future you will notice (without your permission) Google Chrome will change it’s look. When it does you will see 3 Major Updates Chrome has…

First Time Using Google Chrome GAFE

For staff using Google Apps for Education, it is very important that when you are logging into Google Chrome at your school to login to your computer first as yourself only. 1. Find the Chrome shortcut on your desktop and double-click it. 2. If you have never signed into chrome you will get a welcome…

CK-12 Chrome App

The CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flash cards, and more for teachers to build curricula and students to learn in Math, Science, and more subjects.  Even though you can web search http://www.ck12.org/student/ for those schools utilizing Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, or just see the great value in using the Chrome browser,…