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Kevin Wendland

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Ok group, I am going suggest a Chromebook as our next device, or Chromebox, and I need your suggestion. I am leaning towards HP 13, Dell 13, or Acer 14 for Work.

Each would run either the i3 or m3 for the HP.
They have 4 GB of RAM except the Dell has 8 GB.
HP has usb-c, but not a lot of teachers have any peripherals with type ç.
Dell has a 1080 screen, HP is QHD, and Acer is 13something X 786.
Acer has a 14 inch screen while others are 13.3.

My gut leans towards the Acer but the resolution might be too low.

My rankings HP 13, Acer, Dell

Any arguments for one over the other?
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David Petzinger

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Anyone find a decent solution for cart dividers popping off keys when the chromebooks straddle the divider instead of fitting between? I'm about to build my own divider insert for the cart as I really can't afford to lose any more semicolons. Manufacturers really need to make dividers go all the way to the top.

I'm using an Ergotron cart.
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Our dividers are high enough that doesn't happen to us. In addition, our teachers and students are very careful with our devices, by and large.
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Jeremy Smythe

General Discussion  - 
 
Anyone have experience with CDW and purchasing volume chromebooks?
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Yes, good people. Have a guy if you need a contact. 
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Sue Becker

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Has Powerschool resolved the Chromebook compatibility issue for the teachers using gradebook? We are hoping to move teachers to Chromebooks next year and this is the sole outstanding issue before we do the switch. Thanks!
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I was actually able to use rollapp to get the Java version working on ChromeOS, but it took the developer making a custom app just for my domain for it to work.

The html5 version coming out is a much better solution.
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Shawn Beard

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Digital Alternatives to Bubble Sheets
Today, I made a run down to our front office at school to find some office supplies. While there, I ran across a large number of bubble sheets. I asked the secretary in the office why there were so many. She told me that t...
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We are discussing student orientations for the start of the school year and I'm wondering how other district's review your acceptable use policy with your students?
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David Andrade

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Lots of great new things coming to Google Apps and Chromebooks!!! http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2016/05/lots-of-great-new-things-coming-to.html
Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks have become truly awesome resources for schools and Google just keeps improving them. Here are some of the recent announcements: Android apps are coming to Chromebooks! - some Androi...
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I'm waiting to hear more info on that too.
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Robert Brandi

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Hello everyone. If you are in the New York area please join us. 
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Kathleen Hutchinson

Professional Development  - 
 
Whether you are justing getting started or have been 1:1 with the Chromebook, don't miss the Google Summit in Southern Indiana! Sept. 15 starts 1 and 2 day workshops to meet all of your Google, GAFE and Admin needs.
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What are people's thoughts on pushing out an add blocker to students?
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Ad blockers though great, often do cause issues with many sites. Being an add-on developer most of my support issues relate to ad blockers. We have also seen odd issues with ad blockers causing Google docs to crash, etc. Now if you could deploy ad blockers with an exclusion list, I would be all for it. But having users manually exclude sites is often problematic .
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David Petzinger

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Anyone have a powerwash not work? I've powerwashed a couple chromebooks with profile issues, and they keep requiring the users to attept to enter an old password for an existing profile... I'm about to just fully wipe via usb, but wanted to know if there's an easier solution. Thanks.
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Sue Becker's profile photoBjorn Behrendt (EdListen)'s profile photo
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That is a normal behaviour, you can click forget password and skip. The only thing entering a password would do is restore their data downloaded to the local drive.
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Dovid Yagoda

Professional Development  - 
 
Hi all,
I am looking for some cool online digital readiness survey for our teachers to take as they leave for the summer. Something that will help them determine where they are and what their focus should be. Something akin to a learning styles inventory, that gives them specific synopsis of their responses. Searching does not turn up much. THoughts ?
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This is as close as I could get
http://www.teachhub.com/teacher-reflections
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We are talking about getting 75 chromebooks (with carts) for grades 1-5 so we can have 3 classes of 25 use them simultaneously.

The chromebooks will be going in and out of rooms all day from class to class. Does anyone have a suggestion for what specific chromebooks to use? The administration is concerned about them getting damaged and potentially falling in all the movement.

Screen size isn't a factor as long as it's not smaller than 11". Any suggestions?
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School culture and expectations play a big role. Communicate effectively to your students and have a good system of rewards and consequences and they will last a long time. +Eric Griffith from Ohio had a great badge system in his district. He might share if you ask nicely! 
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Arlin Roth

Chromebook Management  - 
 
We are planning to push out custom wallpaper to our elementary students next year. I found that Canva can be used to quickly and easily create wallpaper for Chromebooks (1366 x 768). The custom designs can be uploaded to the Google admin console. A nice collection of Chrome OS wallpapers can be found at http://www.chromeup.com/chrome-os-wallpapers.
Design custom wallpapers and personalise your desktop and mobile even if you're not a designer. With Canva's layouts, now anyone can look like a pro.
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Do you have a single device throughout your district? I've heard that sizing the wallpaper for each device is important. 
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Patti Kitts

Professional Development  - 
 
I am working with some elementary art teachers this summer and we are looking for online art resources they can use to with their students & chromebooks. Please share!
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Don't forget some of the good drawing apps like skecthpad/sketchboard. There are a bunch of other ones too that many love.
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Mrs. Becky Foellmer

Professional Development  - 
 
Does anyone have some sort of evaluation tool that is completed by the teachers who are serviced by your instructional or technology coaches?
I would be grateful to anyone willing to share.
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Anybody seen this? I've got an Asus C300 education edition that the screen blanks on periodically. Wondering what might be the cause and possible fixes. At this point it's almost unusable. Any help and/or suggestions much appreciated. Out of warranty, only two years old.
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well that's annoying!

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Christopher McCaffrey
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Apps and Extensions  - 
 
It only takes a few minutes to create and share impactful visual stories...
Just had some trouble switching a theme on their photo tool, otherwise looks real promising as a digital storytelling tool for Chromebooks and any device.
Thanks +Pam Turley 
Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes. It's free, start now on the web or in the app store.
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This looks great. At least free for now!
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Pascal Vallet

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
We are going to work this Friday on our students / teachers / parents Chromebook Handbook.
Would you have some great example to share with us ? Thanks ! Our 1:1 with chromebook is from grade 4 to grade 8.
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Most of our stuff is at www.htps.us/1to1
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