Has anyone successfully blocked the youtube mini popup screen on a managed chromebook? I can block individual youtube videos but with a key stroke the students can see ANYTHING that was blocked.

Has anyone else experienced internet issues with their chromebooks? They're connected to our wireless network, but refuse to load anything from the internet. The problem eventually resolves itself and they'll connect after some time goes by. This is probably happening to about 5% of our devices.

This is the error: Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet

Anyone have any suggestions?

Does anyone have any suggestions for disabling the translate feature in Docs? This is a problem in world language classes.

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My students this it is hilarious to flip the screen orientation on my Chromebooks. It makes hard on the next user. I didn't know it was an option, and I couldn't find a way to correct the problem in settings. I knew there was probably a keyboard shortcut to fix the problem. After a search online I was able to figure out how to rotate the screen back to its normal setting.

If you have middle school students I am sure you have already had this problem. If you have not had it yet, you probably will.

Simply hit ctrl+shift+refresh. The refresh key is the one with the spinning arrow. It'll rotate the screen 90 degrees. You need to press CTRL + ALT and aero botton on your computer then it will make your screen default.
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1:1 with Chromebooks and what your kids sketching and jotting? Google Drawings won't help you. Good thing these 4 Google apps will.

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Has anyone experienced problems trying to scan the Barcode sticker on the back of older model Acer C720 series Chromebooks? I have a stack of ancient/broken ones that I need to deprovision, and my attempts at hooking up a barcode scanner just to get the S/N into the Device Management field to call up the record are failing - no idea why! The sticker is white with two barcodes on it - one for S/N and one that says SNID. I attached an image. I cannot figure out for the love nor Googling how to scan this thing. It sure would save me a ton of time if I could! Thanks.
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If you've ever tried to search for a Chrome device in the Admin console, you know it's a bit clunky. Here's a "hack" to speed things up.

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Google's latest killer app for touchscreen Chromebooks - Chrome Canvas! What a great tool for jotting and sketching. Also works on non-touchscreen Chromebooks. Check it out!

Our middle school went 1:1 with Chrome Books, and the High School will go 1:1 next year. So far, there have been some learning curves, like an eighth grader who is has punched and broken his twice, but they have helped to reduce our paper usage.
I've also had several students ask to have more paper quizzes, as they are already tired of the amount of computer quiz and tests. Interesting!

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