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John R. Sowash

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
A quick post on how to avoid Phishing virus scams on a Chromebook. Be careful out there!
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"If you are on a Chromebook, I am 100% sure that you do NOT have a virus, because there are NO known viruses for ChromeOS. "
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"' ' Phishing ' attack that is designed to make you nervous."
That's correct and never repeated enough.
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Amy Roediger

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
Have you tried Sporcle? This is a great free, fun tool for helping students master content.
Last year, while working at a Speech and Debate Tournament, I watched some friends play a bunch of online trivia games on Sporcle. The games were all "name these" kinds of games - name NFL teams by stadium picture or name mov...
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Heather Bailie

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Has anyone got experience using the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook? Or what other Chromebooks available for purchase in Australia can anyone recommend? My ACER C730 is struggling with memory, it locked up a few times recently when I had a few tabs open while presenting...bit embarrassing to have to restart the machine mid-presentation, luckily it's quick.
+Chris Betcher
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Anthony Speranza's profile photoRichard Humphrey's profile photo
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Processor cost will be the sticky point of a chrome device and it's cost. Ram will allow more things to run, I have an old pc 2600k processor which end of life was Q1'2013 (for the processor). It scores over 29000 in octane
The funny thing is I do no more than what I do on my Acer 720 with 4 gigs of ram when it comes to using google apps. I think it's last score was around 13,000 . It has 4 gigs of ram. Desktop in it's time was 1000.00 and Chromebook was 250.00 bucks. Personally I would buy a new device every two years (if needed) as oppose to sinking more cash in a high end device now and wanting it to last 5 years. Tech changes fast...just my thoughts
I can't help but feel that a lot of people get their district to pay for their device and I question if their thoughts would change if it was their own personal money.
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I think this is a long shot, but just in case: We were given a bunch of Intel Play USB microscopes. Of course, we can't install the Windows driver on the CBs. I tried plugging one in to a USB port to see if it might show up as an alternative webcam, but it doesn't. Any other ideas for getting these to display on the CBs?
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Diane Konyk

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Anyone have Zeus virus? Student CB multiple windows. Warning! Your Hard drive will be deleted if you close this page. You have a Zeus virus! Please call...+1-(844)-313-2246 It might be a malicious extension
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+Rick Humphrey yes that was the scam. It would not let the user close out. I followed these instruction and go control back. The student mistyped the textbook website and got to a foreign country site and the the other sites came up. I looked at the history. https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6145788?hl=en&source=genius-rts
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Michelle Russell

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Where is the setting/how do I allow my managed users to pin apps to their shelf on their managed Chromebook? Thanks!
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Mine don't disappear. Not sure why yours do.
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Bret Mars

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Looking for some feedback. I have chromebooks that are managed and they are running out of space. It looks to be the number of profiles on each machine since they are in a school environment. Is there a way to delete these profiles and keep them deleted moving forward?
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thanks
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Chris McCaffrey

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
Interesting applications in the classroom.
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Mark Damon

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Latest screencast... you have a project in Google Classroom that gives students choice... 4 different attachments to one assignment. But... you only want students to complete ONE of them... and turn ONLY that one in... not the others they didn't choose. Check out this screencast for the tip - https://goo.gl/YVbbL1
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I just had that difficulty with an assignment.
SO GLAD to have this tip. Will share with students AND colleagues. Thanks Mark! 
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GoGuardian

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If your professors or teachers require Times New Roman or Arial, you might want to check this out. Might save you a few points on a paper.
Times New Roman is often a required font for school writing. Chromebooks are also popular for school. But, the two don't mix: in an odd way.
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Or how about professors not take points off for something so petty.
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John R. Sowash

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Is anyone aware of a #chromebookEDU twitter chat? I haven't found anything. Thinking of starting one up. Anyone interested? 
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Gabriel Brangers

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Bug Report Update: Random resets and password bugs
If you were one of the unfortunate folks dealing with the bug that caused regular restarts to Chrome on the Stable Channel, you may finally be able to return to the Stable channel safely now.
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Mark Damon

Professional Development  - 
 
Here's a screencast on how to set up Google Cloud Printing and how to share that printer through Google Classroom so your students can print from their Chromebooks! https://goo.gl/ZyhRmO
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Gabriel Brangers

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Breaking news!!!! Play Store for Chromebooks has arrived!

After a long, somewhat impatient wait, the Google Play Store and Android Apps have finally begun to arrive on select Chromebooks. The update, posted just moments ago, confirms that the stable chann…
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Gabriel Brangers's profile photoJohn R. Sowash's profile photo
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There is a new section in the admin console: Device Management > Chrome > User Settings > Google Play Apps. Not a full set of controls, but as +Gabriel Brangers said, it's coming! Hopefully similar to how Google Play for EDU worked last year. 
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Eric Curts

General Discussion  - 
 
For an easy way to catch up on everything new in Google Apps (and Chrome/Chromebooks) over the last month, check out the recorded video and detailed agenda from my September 2016 Google User Meeting. We covered all the new features and changes from the last month (over 25 GAFE updates!), as well as helpful ideas and resources for schools. You can access the recorded video and agenda with all the links at: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/09/sept-2016-google-user-meeting.html
Catch up on everything new in Google Apps over the last month, and see great ideas and resources! Below is the recorded video from our September 2016 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda with links to all the re...
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Gabriel Brangers

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Breaking: New Device 'Wizpig' confirmed! Braswell, convertible, IPS device made for Education by Viglen.
This weekend we received some interesting info from a trusted source regarding a device only known, up until now, as ‘Wizpig’. This devices has been in the commits for quite some time, …
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Edugear's shipping what looks like the same thing.

The Acer R-11 form factor should become very popular -- a conversion that actually works.

Asus FLIP model was ridiculously buggy. 
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Paul Barrette

Chromebook Management  - 
 
If you need to enroll a large number of Chromebooks, you can automate the process by using inexpensive Arduino controllers, micro USB cables, and the Centipede script from Amplified Labs, http://labs.amplifiedit.com/centipede/

I purchased 20 of these controllers and I have been getting them setup this morning. They need a little tweaking, but it's pretty simple and will make mass enrollments MUCH more efficient.
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I have used rubber ducky for ours.
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Janet Lowman

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Our high school is considering going 1:1 with a take home option. Has this been successful in any other districts? What pros and cons have you had to address? 
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Our system is introducing them in 9th grade and next year will institute 6th and 3rd grade. They follow the students until they graduate. So the 9th graders who received a device this year will use that device until they graduate and then turn in the same you would a textbook at the end of each year. I have yet to hear but I expect they will turn them in at the end of each year to do updates and address any needs of devices. All of these devices have the Google Management installed on them.
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Kelly Ordoqui

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Hey Everyone,

I need some help with repairing some Chromebooks (Acer C740). I have two of them where the camera isn't working. When I open the camera app it says something along the lines of "Camera not recognized. Please check the connection". I've done a powerwash, a USB full recovery powerwash, tried two different known working cameras, replaced the LCD/Camera cable twice, replaced the motherboard (but not able to continue RMA Shim because it errors out saying "no camera detected"), and lastly I've replaced the SSD thinking maybe that's the cause but unfortunately nothing has worked. I have no idea what else to try except sending it to Acer for repair but since they are out of warranty, it will be expensive. Does anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks a bunch!
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David Petzinger's profile photoKelly Ordoqui's profile photo
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Yeah, It kinda feels like a brand new device and still nothing is working. I feel like I must be missing something because one of these should have fixed it. 
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