Integrating Chromebooks for Daily Instruction (Hands on Lab)

Revised Session Description: 
Sign in to a Chromebook and explore the possibilities that Chrome Apps, Extensions, and Docs Add-Ons offer you and your students. The Chrome Web Store opens up a world of possibilities for making your Chrome experience personal, efficient, and fun. Add-Ons provide awesome functionality to your Google Docs that change your work flow completely. You will each walk away with a new and improved relationship with the Chrome browser, Chromebooks, and Google Docs!


Before we Begin...
1. Click on Google Slides in the slideshow below to view the slides for this session.
2. View the slideshow in Presentation mode
3. "Exit full screen" so the slideshow appears enlarged but in it's own tab.
4. Open a practice Google Doc. It can remain blank for now.





Chromebook Toolbox


Chromebook Mastery Checklist (thanks to John Stevens)
Chromebook Quick Tips (thanks to John Stevens, again)



TO HELP YOU STAY ORGANIZED:

EXTENSIONS
ShortenMe: Provides a shortened URL (and QR code)
goo.gl URL Shortener: Provides a shortened URL (and QR code)
Bitly: Provides a shortened customizable URL
Awesome New Tab Page: Customizable new tab page with widgets and shortcuts
Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate: User takes a screenshot, annotates it, and organizes/shares it in 1 interface

WEB APPS
Idea Mapper: Mind map generator
WeVideo: Video editor

DOCS ADD-ONS
Table of Contents: Generates a TOC in the margin of a Doc that corresponds with the Headings in your Doc
Texthelp Study Skills : Highlighting tool
Lucidchart Diagrams: Mind-map Generator



TO ADAPT RESOURCES FOR ALL LEARNERS:

EXTENSIONS
Google Translate: Translates whole web pages into language of choice
Hover Zoom: Automatically zooms images in certain image galleries
Read & Write for GoogleProvides customizable audio reading of web pages, highlighting, and more

WEB APPS
Duolingo Web: Support to learn a new language
Newsela: Informational text leveled at various lexiles
Accurate RulerOnline ruler

DOCS ADD-ONS
gMath: Generates Math Notations
Formula Editor: Generates Math Notations
Easy Accents: Generates accented letters
Vex Tab Music NotationGenerates music notation


TO SUPPORT PRIVACY & SECURITY:


EXTENSIONS
Web of Trust (WOT): Provides immediate safety and trust rating for web sites and images
AdBlock Plus: Automatically blocks ads from appearing on web pages

WEB APPS
Google KeepPassword locker



TO CITE & HONOR SOURCES:

EXTENSIONS
EasyBib Tools: Citation of a web site is generated while you are web browsing

WEB APPS
Easy BibCitation generator

DOCS ADD-ONS
Easy Bib Bibliography Creator: Bibliography generator that can be inserted directly into Doc
Google Research (under Tools) : Research companion and citation generator
OpenclipartSearch for open source clip art and insert directly into Doc



TO DIMINISH DISTRACTIONS:

EXTENSIONS
Readability: Removes extra text and images from a web page and allows for export
Clearly (By Evernote):Removes extra text and images from a web page and allows for export 
Turn Off the LightsDarkens area around a YouTube video while video is being viewed

WEB APPS
Video Not.esInvites users to take notes in the same interface as watching videos



TO SHARE RESOURCES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA:

EXTENSIONS
Pull Quote:Share sections of web pages via social media
Diigo Web Collector: Easy bookmarking and annotation connected to your Diigo account

WEB APPS

DOCS ADD-ONS
Twitter CuratorAllows you to compile and organize tweets into a Doc