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Chromebook "Getting Started" Presentation

This is the presentation on Getting Started with Chromebooks held Jan 16th in the computer lab. It has all the basic features and instructions on using Chromebooks. Please contact the librarian if you have any questions or comment. 

 

Chromebook Calendar

 

Faculty Chromebook Survey

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Google Docs

Five things you should know about Google Docs

  1. Google Docs consists of documents (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint) and forms. 
  2. You and your students can create documents from scratch or upload exsisting files
  3. Google Docs provides you with 1 GB or free storage for your files
  4. Collaboration means you can work with whoever, whenever you want
  5. Using forms means you can collect data from students and parents to assist you in your instruction.                                                                                                                                                                                        (taken from Going Google by Jared Covili, 2012) 
 

Files supported by Chromebooks

Chrome can recognize many types of files but not all. The following file types are recognized and supported by Chrome OS.

.bmp      .pdf        .gif      .txt.    .jpg and jpeg images 

.doc and docx (recognizes Microsoft Office as a read only file)

ppt and pptx ( recognizes Microsoft Office Power Point files as a read only file)

.xls and .xlsx (recognizes Microsoft Office Excel as a read only file)

.htm and .html files (Web Pages)

.mp4 and .m4v video files

.wav (audio files)

.zip .rar. (compressed files)

 

 

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If this is a favorite site, you can click on the star to add it to your bookmarks

The lined icon on the upper right side of Google Chrome Search Page contains tools such as Zoom, Bookmarks, Find on this Page, Downloads and Settings. 

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