Collegiate Prep - Chromebook & Google Apps Training
If you give a teacher a Chromebook...
...She'll ask, "What is it?"
Chromebook is a different breed of computer. It runs on Google’s web-based Chrome OS, which is designed to be used with an Internet connection. Most of Chromebook’s documents and apps exist in the cloud. And Google automatically provides 100 GB of cloud storage for every Chromebook.
You can think of a Chromebook as an Internet-dependent laptop that starts up super fast. When you turn on the Chromebook you’ll notice the only native app is the Google Chrome Internet browser. And that’s pretty much your key to all that is Chromebook. Everything else is composed of Web apps (email, photos, documents), or apps that run while you’re connected to a network.
Then she's going to want to know how to use it.
Step 1: Connect to wifi (This should already be done)
Step 2: Login to the internet (content filter)
Step 3: Login with your Google Account or continue as a guest.
- Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: Hello123
Step 4: You can now use any web-based program by using the Chrome browser.
Then She'll Want to Try It.
Now that you are logged in let's start exploring the Apps. Open the Chrome Browser and browse the web.
Now she can browse the web, but then she'll want know what else she can do with it. So we'll show her Google Apps.
First she needs to explore Google Drive.
Now she knows what drive is, so she is going to want to save something to it.
Remember your homework? Let's add it to your drive!
She's really proud of her work so she wants to share it.
Use the Share button to share your finished project with the teacher, your principal, and any of your friends that you want to see it. (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sharing is so much fun, she wants to try collaborating using Google Docs.
Now that she knows Docs, the rest of the apps will be easy!
It's your turn to try it, create a new form that you might actually use in your classroom.