This course reviews the basics of using Chromebooks in the classroom. Any teacher who has been given a personal Chromebook, has access to a cart of Chromebooks, or teaches in a 1:1 Chromebooks district will find this session useful.
The course begins by explaining how a Chromebook is different from a traditional laptop and the basics of how to use it. In Lesson 2, teachers will learn how to manage Chromebooks in the classroom, including how to formulate classroom procedures. In addition, we’ll cover Google Classroom, which makes creating assignments for students fast and easy. In Lesson 3, teachers will learn the benefits of using Chromebooks in daily instruction as well as getting an introduction to some of the best apps and extensions for teachers. See the Table of Contents tab for more detailed information.
At the end of the course, participants will have access to useful downloadable resources that they can refer as often as needed, even after the course is complete. Participants will also leave the course with a new lesson plan made as part of our hands-on workshop. Upon upload of that finished lesson plan, we will issue a certificate that can be submitted to administrators as proof of completed professional development hours.
Designed with K–8 teachers in mind, but useful for all instructors, librarians, or other support staff.
This course takes 1–3 hours to complete. Upon uploading a completed lesson plan, you will receive a certificate that can be submitted to your administrator as proof of time spent.
For Illinois teachers, ISBE clock hours will be provided upon request. Contact us
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Introduction and opening video
Lesson 1. What are Chromebooks?
Learning the Desktop
The App Menu
Lesson 2. Managing Chromebooks
Acceptable Use Policies
Developing Classroom Procedures
Engage: Create Your Own Classroom Procedures
Benefits of Chromebooks in the Classroom
Introduction to Google Classroom
Workflow in Google Classroom
Lesson 3. Using Chromebooks in the Classroom
Chrome Apps and Extensions
Best Practices of Tech Integration
Engaging Students with Chromebooks
Workshop. Review and Finalize Your Lesson Plan
Upload Your Lesson Plan
Reflect on Your Lesson and Make Improvements for Next Time
Downloadable Templates: Chromebook Class Procedures, Chromebooks Schedule
List of Recommended Chromebook Apps for Teachers
Chromebooks Best Practices
How to Use Google Classroom
How to Use Kahoot
How to Make a Self-Grading Quiz