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From iPads to Chromebooks

The time has come for many of us in education. We're making a shift from the iPad to the Chromebook. This is a daunting, intimidating, scary as heck transition for teachers and rightly so. It's like when I finally decided to lose the mullet a few years ago. It was comfortable because I knew exactly how much Aqua Net was required to make my really short bangs stand attention, while that mudflap in the back waved in all its glory. But, I digress. My point is this. The iPad, much like the mullet, was fun while it lasted, but there's a new sheriff in town, and its name is Chromebook.

Anyways, please help yourself to the Chromebook Survival Guide!

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  1. I got a lot of information from your post. Otherwise, I just knew that Chromebooks are built to be lightweight and compact enough for even younger students to carry around. Most also pack a battery to last a full schedule of classes, ideally without the need to carry a charger too. Unlike a laptop, these do the data crunching in the cloud so lots of powerful processors that would drive up the cost are not required. The data is saved online and does not need to worry about unsaved data, protection from inappropriate data, restriction for downloading any Android App, SEASAW, and easier way of giving feedback are very helpful features you discussed here. Thanks for sharing such a helpful post about online teaching tools and devices.

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