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Netdemics

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Happy #teacherappreciationweek  from Google!  New additions to #googleclassroom  announced today.
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Matthew Lindgren

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
This isn't about an app for Chromebooks, but its something I think as many in the IT/Tech field should know about for the safety and potential of bullying to your students. 

There's a new iOS app called AfterSchool. It is similar to Yik Yak in that it allows for anonymous posting to a message board but its specific to your school. It links with the students' Facebook pages but doesn't post as them. It checks to see if the user is a student and if the user isn't it blocks the user from accessing the app. It just came to my attention today and thought that I would pass the word on to other educators. 
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Are they allowing us to request geofencing?
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Jeremy Smythe

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Acer 720 parts.. does anyone know of a good reseller of keyboards, keycaps and lcd screens?
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Aliexpress
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I have a teacher using the camera app for students to create stop-motion animations. It's very tedious to have to save each shot individually; apparently there's no way to "save all" or select a range and save multiple shots from the photo app gallery. Does anyone have an alternative to recommend?
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+Kim Pollishuke check this out for next year!
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Bryan Thompson

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Hi, our middle school is replacing iPads for Chromebooks next year. We heavily use Find my device when kids leave their iPad in a classroom or at home, and we can see on the map where the device is, and even send a ping sound so people will hear it in a classroom. Is there a similar product for Chromebooks? I don't see anything in the admin console.

Thanks,
Bryan
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+Alejandra Woodrum awesome.  Weston is a good guy :)  Totally understand the end of year rush.  Reach out if you need anything! 
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Nickie Sattler

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
Great new feature
 
We Video now allows for screen recording! Once you have captured your screen cast you can save and edit directly to We Video or download directly to your computer in Webm format!
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Nicolas Mygsm

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Format the text on #twitter   with a #Chrome   extension for #chromebook  , #Chromebox   #Chromebase  
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Démarquez vous des autres #twitters en formatant votre texte directement depuis le navigateur #Chrome de votre #Chromebook - Nicolas Mygsm – Google+
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David Andrade

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Chromebooks are beyond popular in schools and the Google Admin Console provides a lot of great features and information. But, one thing that is missing is a way to get a full inventory of all of your Chromebooks, with informa...
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Worked for us with 12,000 Chromebooks. Don't know of any limits
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Melissa Benson

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Is this new? Under User Settings,
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I am not sure how a user could deprovision a device unless they were assigned a special roll in your domain. Then under the management apps they would see the admin tool.
It's always been that case that any user could technically enroll a device. I guess this would allow you to limit who can so device licences don't get used up.
You would have to build a strategy as into where your chrome devices sit after enrollment. Our is set to move after enrollment to the users OU.
I think we would be Ok if we disllowed our staff and students Ou from enrolling, thus limiting the accounts that can.  We don't place our chrome devices in the same Ou as our users. We place chrome devices in a Chrome device Ou that is sub divided by roll of device. Inside that we have some user accounts we use for enrolling the devices. Depending on the roll of the device we choose the account we want to enroll with.
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Melissa Benson

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
So it looks like the pop up window made it into V42 :( . When you click on the search in the bottom, left it pops up the google window..I liked the apps launcher concept, where I just clicked on it and right away the apps cards came up. Anyone else?
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As you can see from my settings, I don't do anything from an iOS standpoint as far as forcing enrollment.  I do with Andriod since it's my preferred platform for Mobile devices.

Interestingly enough, with the "Enforce policies" on Andriod, it opens up management on Chrome Browser on Andriod... you can block Incognito mode and specific websites.  they receive the same policy as Chrome Browser on  any other platform set in User Settings, except they cannot receive any extensions.

You have to click the Experimental setting at the top of the the User Settings page in the Admin Console.
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Travis True

General Discussion  - 
 
Not a Chromebook issue but a Google Account issue: 
We have a teacher that tries to print a Google spreadsheet and the print preview is blank and it prints a blank page. When someone else logs into her computer they can print a spreadsheet just fine. When she goes to a different computer she can print the same spreadsheet with no problems. I cannot find any settings that would make just her Google spreadsheet on that particular computer not print.  Any ideas short of cloning the computer?
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I do not. In fact she had 3 that looked goofy - one was a pdf one can't remember the name. We removed all 3 and it worked. Sorry I am not more help.
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Amy Roediger

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24 free presentations from the Nearpod Content store to celebrate #TeacherAppreciationWeek.  Get them this week!
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Melvin Lacey

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Chromebook charging carts by #EarthWalk  Can be custom built to match your schools specific Chromebooks. Click below to learn more about these popular Adapter-Free carts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1LcesHm8ms
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Melissa Benson

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I'm looking for any creative ways to get a "message" out to Chromebook users.

Ideally, I'd want a "start up" page but the problem with setting this is that many students do not shut don't fully, so that tab never opens up. Is there any other way to send out a message to students? Basically we want to send out a message saying..please reboot :) lol.

Email is an option..but not sure how much they even check email.
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+Melissa Benson Extensions do not need a restart to show up. They will install the next time the Chromebook checks in.
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Gary Spracklen

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Excited to share this short case study, showing how we are using Google Apps for Education alongside the European Electronique Freedom Cloud to deliver engaging, innovative and inspiring learning for all in our 0-19 Academy here in the UK.
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Nicolas Mygsm

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TunnelBear has launched a Chrome extension that helps protect your privacy on a #Chromebook  
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Tunnelbear est une extension VPN pour #Chrome et #Chromebook, qui vous permet de passer incognito sur le net
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Just make sure you wear your +Duluth Trading Company​ Fire Hose Work Pants.
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internet down, how did Chromebook hold up? And another teacher joins the challenge.
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Melissa Benson

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Sorry for all of the posts today :)

Am I missing how to do this or is it not possible?

I'm trying to test some User Settings (Device Management) and I want to set up my "test" OU the same way I have my middle schools set up. My "test" OU is on my main level.

My problem is, I want to replicate and add the 155 white listed apps and extensions onto the Test OU but it doesn't look like I can grab that set of 155 and white list them, I'd have to re-add each one. Is that right?

What I did then was simply add an OU underneath the real middle school OU and just inherit those settings.

I guess what I'm asking is if I can creat sort of "templates" to apply to OUs? I feel like this would be an awesome feature to add in.
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Gotta agree -- this would be SO nice.  As well as a way to copy and paste your list into something you could share with teachers.
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Twyla Felty

General Discussion  - 
 
Re: assignment disappearing/reappearing in Google Classroom

A Science teacher has shared a Google Slides presentation with each class period  in her Google Classroom. Randomly, throughout the day, this one presentation would disappear from the Classroom assignments while kids were working on another tab.

They have two assignment tabs from this course open at the same time
Students were toggling back and forth between tabs
The assignments still appeared in the other students & teacher Classroom

Any ideas on a cause for this?
Closing the browser and/or clearing the history seemed to help but cost instructional time. 
Thanks for any help on this~
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Melissa Benson

Chromebook Management  - 
 
I have a few questions regarding updating Chrome on Chromebooks.

We have no restriction on version and we "scatter over 3 days". However, we still have quite a few that are all over the place--on version 31, 37, 38, 39, 40. What could be causing this? Every time a CB is shut down, it will update - right? I can't imagine all of these older versions are just because kids aren't shutting down.

I guess what I'm asking is how do YOU deal with updating devices?

A more specific question we have 500 devices still on V41 and 300 on  V42. With a couple on different version of 41...do you think those 500 just aren't totally shutting down?

And just to clarify, the update auto downloads (we have that setting on) and then upon next shut down and start up..it will apply the update, yes? So then these 500 students that are on V41 have those little up arrows in their task bar?
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Nice!
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