Monday, January 12, 2015

Resources to get Started With Google Apps and Chromebooks

Switch to Google Chrome Browser when using GAFE on a PC or laptop.

You will notice there isn't much about printing, because you don't need to anymore.

Steps 1, 2 and 3 are the most important. Once you get the hang of things, move on to step 4.

Chromebook Getting Started Guide

Tour of your Chromebook
(includes screen, menu and keyboard and touchpad)

Step 1: Watch these videos for an overview:

What is Google Apps for Education (GAFE):
Why Chromebooks for Education?:
Chromebook (Chrome OS) for Beginners:
Google Apps for Education (GAFE) K-12 Demo:
Chrome OS Guided Tour:

Introducing the Chromebook:

Chromebooks for Education Overview:

Chromebooks for Education, For Every Student:

Welcome to Google Apps:

Chromebooks 101 - Understanding the trackpad, keyboard and file storage

A Tour of your Chromebook:

Step 2: Explore the Training Material From Google (all free)

Google Apps for Education Home Page:

Google Apps Training Materials:

Learn Google Apps

Getting Started with Google Drive Access, organize, and share all your files from any device, anywhere. Also includes Google Docs (equivalent of Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Forms (part of Google Drive)Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way.

Getting Started with Google Sites create your own class website

Training videos (Docs, Drive, Sites)

Google Apps Training

Google for Education Resources:

Updated Training Modules:
"Google Apps for Education Overview"

"Google Drive"

Free, online course on Google - Gmail, Chrome, Search, Drive and Docs, and more

Watch this webinar about Google apps and Chromebooks:

Introduction to Chromebooks:

Chromebook Keyboard Features

Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

Check out these "Getting Started with" guides for Google Apps:

Chrome Browser

Google Drive

Google Docs

Google Sheets

Google Slides

Google Sites

How to Build A Website Using Google Sites:

How to add a Google Drive folder to Google Sites:

Step 3: Use Google Apps and explore what it can do, share with other teachers, learn from other teachers.

For Power Users:
Chromebook Power Tips: How to Work Smarter Online and Offline



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