Presentation can be found here.
Context: At Hamilton we’ve invested in Chromebooks for the upcoming school year. Big learning curve with this, so I’m leaning heavy on attending Chromebook presentations today.
The question, when you’re mostly using the web for your instruction, do you need all the other stuff (resonates with my reasoning) on a more expensive device.
Key Point: There are offline apps.
Firehose of information.
Side note: one of the things I love about Chromebooks is that they’re simple. Very simple arrangement of applications. Easy for teachers and students.
Applications & Extensions
- Save to Google Drive Extension – Handy
- Select and speak
- Awesome Screen Shot and Annotate
- Read and Write (this is one is super sweet as I can see all kinds of applications for special education).
- Lucid Chart (we have this activated for our district – very cool application)
- Voice Comments
Overall, a so so presentation. I would have much rather talked about deploying Chromebooks with students, not necessarily applications.