May 11, 2013

Innovative Chromebook Teachers in Math, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language, Special Education, Language Arts - EducationOnAir - All in One Place

Dear Faculty,

Google's Education on Air series this week featured innovative teachers who use Chromebooks in the various subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language, Special Education, and Language Arts.

The coolest thing about the ideas presented is that they can be used on any device. So you don't need a Chromebook to play.

Each hangout is about an hour long.

Yes, I know this time of the year is crazy BUSY, so I recommend bookmarking this post for when you're trolling for ideas this summer.

Mathematics


Science


Social Studies and Foreign Language


Special Education


Language Arts
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May 02, 2013

Acer C7 Chromebook: Quick Impressions

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Testing out the Acer C7 Chromebook today, and here are my quick impressions:


Pluses
  • 320 GB hard drive
  • Price: $199
  • Quick-loading
  • Many ports: Three USB ports, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, ethernet
  • Upgradeable
  • Display easier on eyes than Samsung
  • Only a light touch needed for the touchpad

Minuses

  • Only 4 hours of battery life
  • Heavy: 3 lbs.
  • Keyboard a little flimsy. F8 mute button does not toggle.
  • Two finger scrolling is too slow

Online reviews


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