Your Chromebook

Your personal guide to how to use them

Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is following and respecting your technology rules. It is very important, if you do not follow the rules there will be consequences.

If you click on an inappropriate website by mistake, you can just x out or you can tell the teacher. If you search up anything inappropriate you will be punished. For example, you might clip down, get your Chromebook taken away, you might have to talk to the principal, the teacher might call your parents, and a lot more.

Chromebook v.s. Mackbook

Do you like your Chromebook or Macbook?

A Chromebook is set up with Chrome and the Macbook is set up with Apple, the brand for a Chromebook is Samsung and Macbook is Apple. The Macbook came out in 2006, and the Chromebook came out in 2011. The Chromebook has a HDMI and USB 3.0/2.0 port along with an audio out/in, sd card, and power connector, the Macbook has a audio out, audio in, two USB 2.0 ports, mini-DVI and power connector. The Chromebook is under 2.5lbs and less than 0.8 inches thick the Macbook is incredibly thin 0.68-inch unibody design that weighs only 2.38 pounds. The Chromebook is $249.99 and the Macbook is $899.99. Since there are differences there has to be similarities like their set up with a company, both tech, you can access the web, and people still use them today.

Life With My Chromebook

Life with my Chromebook… It has made my life so much easier! There are so many benefits and here are some of them:

  • Speed: Chromebooks power on and are ready to use in around 8 seconds. This is because of their SSD hard drives and the lightweight Chrome OS.
  • Battery: Expect to get six hours or more from the battery on an average Chromebook. This is about twice what you might get on a standard Windows laptop.
  • Security: The Chrome OS has built-in virus and malware protection so you never need to worry about malicious files when using a Chromebook.
  • District Controls: Chromebook users can create supervised accounts to track or limit online activity for kids online. This makes it a great school friendly laptop.
  • Sync: Chromebooks sync all your apps and passwords with Chrome browsers on other computers. So, if you use Chrome at work, you can sync all data to your Chromebook at home automatically.
  • Cloud Storage: You get 100GB of Google Drive storage free for two years with all new Chromebooks. This is a huge amount of space and something that would cost a significant amount of money for a comparable service with Dropbox, OneDrive or Box.
  • Updates: Chromebook update themselves silently, automatically, and in the background. So, your device is always up to date and works just the way you need it to.
  • Weight: This varies depending on the Chromebook you buy, but most are lightweight devices that are portable and easy to carry with you when you need them.

Those are just some of the things, we also in my class use a pencil about twice a day. So so far they are a time saver and really cool. I hope you like them!!

Cyberbullying…

You might have this problem or your friend or neighbor might. Here are some things about cyberbullying and how to help stop it.

What it is: Cyber-bullying is bullying that takes place using technology. And it can happen on Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as:

  • cell phones, computers, tablets, social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Here are some examples of cyberbullying, it can include:

  • mean text messages or emails,
  • rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites
  • embarrassing pictures, videos, websites
  • fake profiles

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Also, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior. Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.

When it can Happen:

  • 24 hours a day
  • 7 days a week
  • any time of the day or night.

Cyber-bullying can make kids who are the victims have/do/feel:

  • lower self esteem
  • stress
  • use of alcohol and drugs
  • skip school
  • have poor grades
  • more health problems.

How to help stop it(for parents mostly): Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with. Tell your kids that as a responsible parent you may review their online communications if you think there is reason for concern. Installing parental control filtering software or monitoring programs are one option for monitoring your child’s online behavior, but do not rely solely on these tools. Have a sense of what they do online and in texts. Learn about the sites they like. Try out the devices they use. Ask for their passwords, but tell them you’ll only use them in case of emergency. Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so. Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they, or someone they know, is being cyberbullied. Explain that you will not take away their computers or cell phones if they confide in you about a problem they are having. Tell them deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

Thank you for reading and I hope you learned alot!

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Pretty cool isn't it?