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Teaching with Chromebooks

Are you looking for new ways to improve student engagement using Chromebooks in your classroom? 

Did you know?

  • Chromebooks are equipped with built-in virus protection and are not inherently susceptible to known viruses.

  • You can type and edit by speaking in your Chromebook with advanced Accessibility Features or Chrome browser with FREE Chrome extensions such as Voice to Text, Dictanote, Speech to Text, or VoiceNote.

  • Annotate PDFs on your Chromebook or Chrome browser without purchasing any additional software like Adobe Acrobat using a FREE Chrome extension called Kami.

Below we have created a list of helpful resources we’ve found for teachers, parents and students

For Teachers

Free online training and support.  Learn basic and advanced skills using google for education tools or join a local Google for Education Group in your state or region and collaborate with other educators on how they are using google products in the classroom.

New to teaching online? Teach From Anywhere, great resource for teachers and families from how to setup your home for video calling or starting a video call with the classroom, record your lessons or learn how to livestream lessons.

Free youtube series with step by step instructions on how to setup your chromebook and brief description on all the functions available.

Looking for new ways to engage students while learning remotely?  Chrome extensions are individualized software programs that customize your Google experience to match your needs. 

For Parents & Guardians

For Students with Special Needs

In Google Meet and Google Slides to support students who are Deaf, hard of hearing or need help staying focused.

Use “Screen Reader” to read text aloud for students who are visually impaired with FREE Chrome extension called Pericles or setup accessibility features available on Chromebooks.

Video series on customizing your chromebook to meet your needs from text magnification to text to speech with the new ChromeVox feature.

Do you have other Chromebook tips and tricks you’d like to share with other educators?  Please email us at amberbosman.shn@gmail.com