On Wednesday this week I conducted a Google Plus Hangout (Hangout on Air) with Adam Naor. Adam is head of Chromebooks in education for the Asia Pacific region.
In this Hangout Adam and I discuss why Chromebooks are such great tools for schools that are using, or considering the use of Google Apps For Education.
In this Chromebooks in Education Hangout, Adam demonstrates the Chrome management console and I discusses Chrome Web Apps and how to use them in the classroom.
The Chromebooks in Education video is longer than I would usually embed. If you are short of time, I would suggest you check out the video highlights below.
LIST OF RECOMMENDED APPS FOR THE CHROMEBOOK:
During the Hangout I mention a Google Doc that I have put together with a list of Chrome Web Apps that we like. You can access that Doc HERE
00:30 Your hosts today are Mike Reading from Teachers Training International and Adam Naor from Google
01:50 How to get more information from Mike or Adam
02:20 The value of the internet in education
07:43 Schools need devices that are built and optimised for the web
09:00 The main features of a Chromebook and why they matter to teachers and students
13:00 The management console introduction
17:15 Management Console Demonstration
18:10 How to manage students policies
18:40 Refresh rate on a Chromebook
19:30 The Chrome store and your devices
20:05 How to manage the security for your students
21:30 Customising the user experience
23:50 Deploying the Chromebook for the first time and how your students
26:50 Why Chromebooks get better over time & don’t deteriorate
28:35 Managing connections and networks
29:10 How to track each device and what is happening on that device
30:30 Connecting Chromebooks to a printer
31:00 What happens when someone logs out of a device that is set up to clear the cache?
33:00 Chrome Webstore Introduction
34:50 How to get a copy of a Google Doc with a list of Recommended Google Web Apps
35:55 How to do a screencast using a Chromebook
36:21 Video editing tools
37:05 The process of deciding if an App is worth using
38:57 A Chrome Web app to do screen captures
41:20 Check out videonot.es
44:29 Chrome Speak
45:25 Read / Write
48:05 We discuss a schools BYOD options
48:30 Why I think Chromebooks are a better fit for HIgh Schools than the iPad
52:45 How to purchase Apps school wide and discounts available
53:55 Google play for education
55:06 How can your school run a trial of Chromebooks and where to purchase them
58:10 How Adam or myself can help you
1:00:18 How to contact Adam or myself
1:00:34 To register for our next Google Hangout go to webinarsforteachers.com