Chromebooks

Looking for answers? Solutions to common Chromebook questions such as printing, projection and 'Windows on Demand' in our schools can be found on the BVSD Knowledge Base page

Our IT department is collaborating on a Teacher Chromebook FAQ document to handle common questions and answers as teachers use Chromebooks as their primary devices.

What is Chrome?

A Chromebook is a personal computer that runs Chrome OS as its operating system. The device is designed to be used primarily while connected to the internet with most applications and data residing "in the cloud."

Chromebook - The Basics


Chrome for Educators

Chromebook Classroom - Edina Public Schools PD

Links to the App Store:

Chrome - Beyond the Basics

Extensions: Extensions are extra features and functionality that you can easily add to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don't use.
  • Goo.gl URL Shortener - Shorten url with goo.gl
  • Blog This - Adds a BlogThis! button to the browser toolbar
  • Clearly - makes blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read.
  • Google Mail Checker - Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox
  • Docs Quickly - Quickly create a new Google Doc. It's just a single click from your menu bar
  • Frame Two Pages - Merge the active tab and the previous one into a frameset
  • Note Anywhere - you can make notes on any web page, any position. when you open that page again, the notes get loaded automatically
  • Trashcan - Remembers and lets you reopen previously closed tabs
  • Black Menu - The one menu to access all your preffered google services
  • ReadWrite - Make files and the web accessible for those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, struggling readers & writers, and ESL/ELL
  • Explain and Send Capture a webpage, write text, arrows and circles on it and share it with a direct link to the screenshot
Applications: Web-based applications are programs that are designed to be used entirely within the browser. Using apps, you can do things like create documents, edit photos, and listen to music, without having to install complicated software.
Looking for more?  
Classroom in the Cloud:  Apps and Extensions suggestions




BVSD Top 20 Chrome Apps and Extensions



All About Google Chrome for Educators


What's a web app?

Chrome Web Store - What's Inside?