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Bjorn Behrendt (EdListen)

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
Does anyone know of a good speech to text extension or app that works with Chromebooks. 
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Unbelievable timing. Building it in natively to Docs is very nice.
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Brandon Trboyevich

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Anyone know where the cheapest place to buy the Google Management license at?  Cheapest I got is cdwg at $26.97.
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CDWG has volume discounts and can provide lots of extra services including White Glove (update OS, test Chromebooks, enroll in your domain), laser etching, data migration and user provisioning, training for IT staff and for teachers. Best selection of devices and inventory also. They can even setup the Chromebooks into carts if needed. Contact me for more info.
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Travis True

Chromebook Management  - 
 
 
Question for those who proxy 1:1 off campus:

We are now running iBoss as our filter/proxy. The issue was are having is if a kid takes their Chromebook to say McDonalds and wants to use their free WiFi, they have to click a box on an agreement page and agree to McDs terms of use before proceeding onto the WiFi.

Our issue is when a kid connects to the SSID of McDs and the agreement page loads it is not loading and times out. This means that since the kid can't agree to the terms they cannot access the wifi and can't do much with their CB. 

Have any of you ran into a similar issue or how are you handling off campus proxy? This is a huge issue here in Topeka because most businesses that offer "free wifi" require the agreement page to be completed.
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Hey +Travis True !  We do off-campus chromebook management.  If you'd like to shoot me an email -- alex@goguardian.com-- I can get you to the account executive for your area! 
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Tom Mullaney

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Teaching geography with Chromebooks? Here are some ideas. #GoogleEdu  
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Zach Lloyd

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Perhaps I'm overlooking it, but am I correct in saying that there's currently no way to prevent users from erasing their browser history via the Admin Console?
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I don't know about this conversation regarding kids and personal email. When I watch my kids email is so not what they use. They use a lot of other tools for communication and their email address is only used when they Have to ...to sign up for something. As for logging into and using it on a daily bases...not a chance
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I teach Literacy (English/Language Arts) and would LOVE to get rid of the traditional STUDENT 3-ring binder and go completely digital.  I envision something like Notability (Apple product), with tabs (I've tried hyperlinked Google Docs.  Kids needed more visual to remind them of the sections).  Anyone doing this? We use Chromebooks. Suggestions?  Thanks!
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Dave Ghidiu's profile photoDavid Andrade's profile photoLori Mayo's profile photo
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Evernote would work great - visually see your notebooks and notes, and you can share notes/notebooks, set reminders and more. Check out more: http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/evernote-for-education.html 
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Jackie Lewis

Chromebook Management  - 
 
We have replaced our desktops and some of our iPads with Chromebooks this year. I have two questions:
1. I  handed them out yesterday and already has one kid has a broken screen. Any advice on getting it repaired? 

2. Can you set them up with picture logins for younger kids, but still allow older kids to log in with their own email account?

Thanks!
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Data Scavenger's profile photoJacob Ortolona's profile photo
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+Jackie Lewis we can def. help you with your broken panel.  Please contact me at your earliest convenience and we can work something out for you.  
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Nate Schmolze

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Kami - Notable PDF - now allows to to annotate images, Google Docs, and Office files.
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Jaime Kikpole

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I'd like to setup a student sign-in kiosk in my high school library.  For example, this could be used by students coming from study hall classes.  I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

I'd like to see the students walk into the library and walk up to a chromebox setup on the counter.  There, they can enter their name.  The system will record their name, the date, and the time.

Later, when they leave the library, they'd click on their name (from the list of students who've signed in) and it would record the time.

The idea is to replace the paper-and-pen system of signing into and out-of the library.  This should give us data in a spreadsheet that can be used for calculations like "How many students visited the library?" and "How long did they stay?"  It would also allow us to see if students have reached the library on time (vs. wandering the halls for 20 minutes first.)

If there was a way to require their Google Apps password or to take a picture with a webcam, that would be a great addition.

Anyone have any thoughts on how to do this?
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Data Scavenger's profile photoBjorn Behrendt (EdListen)'s profile photo
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+Data Scavenger under preferences there is an option to add the timestamp.

The only thing is that you need to be careful and not do back to back submittions. CIO takes about 5 seconds to process.
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GoGuardian

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Keeping your kids protected online. 
Overview of biggest risks kids face online, and ways to keep kids safer online....
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Ahmad Imran

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How many Chromebook users or managers would like to see a resident video editor (no matter how simple) on the Chromebooks - straight out of box which does not need to go for online video editing tools ?

Or do you think that services like WeVideo and Magisto are good enough for your use ?
Want to know your options for the video editor for Chromebook? Read this article to know your limitations when using online video editing tools and services
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+Ahmad Imran We prefer to use free services and many paid still require parent permissions.  A disincentive and difficult situation for educating Under 13 year olds
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Travis True

Chromebook Management  - 
 
We are blocking https://accounts.google.com/AddSession
https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser in our GAFE admin so students can't log-out of the district Google accounts and log into a regular google account on their Chromebook. 

The issue we are having is a site like PearDeck.com using the AccountChooser url when you sign-in using the sign-in with Google button. EdPuzzle does the same thing, but allows student to create an account by entering their name and district email.

Are there other URLs to block  or settings in GAFE so we can prevent students from logging in to a regular Google account but still use the sign in with Google button on these websites?
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David Andrade's profile photoBrandon Trboyevich's profile photoBrandon Jones's profile photo
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I'm referring to extensions that are pushed out that are based on the browser profile that get synced over based on the account that is logged into chrome.
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Sue Becker

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Has anyone ever converted an old Macbook to a Chromebook?  I am interested in doing this, but have only been able to find information about downloading the system to a CD.  That sounds great, but I'm willing to bet that, if it's possible, it's not that easy.   Anyone?
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Management is possible on Chromium OS.
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Kenneth Eisner

Chromebook Management  - 
 
I have encountered a problem. With our Chromebook setup we had the WiFi set in the GA Admin console. Everything was fine. But then we changed the WiFi code last week. Now, of course, our Chromebooks won't connect.

I went into the GA Admin interface and changed the password. How do I get our Chromebook to pickup the new WiFi settings?
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Kenneth Eisner's profile photoDavid Andrade's profile photo
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Best bet, set up a non-broadcast, open access SSID for the Chromebooks to grab the new settings. No one else will see it. Leave it on for a week or so to make sure the Chromebooks all get the new password and then you could turn it off.
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LAURA DITTMER

General Discussion  - 
 
Is there a way for students to listen to music on their Chromebooks offline?
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Enjoy used to allow you to cache music and play offline, but it does not seem to function anymore.
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David Andrade

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
 
Some app substitutions for iPad apps to use on a Chromebook
Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. You can just use the website. Others have web apps and/or exten...
Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. You can just use the web...
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Matthew Lindgren

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Hi all, having an issue with a Chromebooks touchpad. We deployed about 115 Asus C201p at the beginning of the school year. I just had a student come to me with the touchpad being unresponsive. I was able to get it to work intermittently after drumrolling the touch pad or making multiple, quick gestures. 

Plugging in a mouse works just fine and it is runnning OS Version 43.0.2357.134. I saw a previous issue with the Stable release of 35 where touchpads had some issues so should I try a device update?

EDIT: Tried to do an OS update and nothing. 
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Jody Peters's profile photoMatthew Lindgren's profile photo
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That is going to be my next option. Was hoping I would be able to work around it without the need for running it through a recovery. 

Thanks!
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Jonathan Rochelle

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You CAN 3D Print with your chromebooks!
Given the prevalence of Chromebooks in schools, and the momentum with 3D Printing as a school science activity, it seems logical that people would ask "How can we do 3D Printing with just Chromebooks?". Here's some ideas for ...
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I saw your post when I searched for the topic - thanks!
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Paul McEvoy

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Check out this video to see how easy it is to automatically enroll Chromebooks for your school using the USB Rubber Ducky and this script.  
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+Stephen Gale Hi Stephen, Yes this is the latest script and works with version 44 and the new login Google Apps login screen.
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Zach Lloyd

Chromebook Management  - 
 
As I'm sure some of you are aware, beginning with update 40, managed Chrome devices will attempt to use a P2P source when downloading OS updates.  That being said, the documentation I've linked states the following: "Beginning with Chrome devices on Chrome version 40 or later, when possible, Chrome devices will use a peer-to-peer (P2P) auto-update behavior that allows faster update of Chrome devices from nearby devices instead of downloading the update from Google's servers or an intermediate caching proxy, if you have one set up."  

The "intermediate caching proxy" is what interests me.  Does anyone have any information on how to set one up?  My searches have been fruitless.  Thanks!
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Jay Lee
 
The free squid proxy server should be good for this. Setup a cache directory for 4GB and use this refresh pattern rule refresh_pattern ^http://dl.google.com/chromeos/ 600000 100% 700000 override-expire (adjust the rule based on prefernce, its not optimized)
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