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Carlo Fusco

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New blog post > Making with a Raspberry Pi - accessing and using the Pi for multiple projects

I have always had a fondness for the Raspberry Pi microcomputer for maker type projects. For example, two years ago I made an Apple Time Machine to wirelessly backup two Macbooks in our home using the original Raspberry Pi and a 1TB hard drive. I wrote a…
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Mark Fuson

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Anyone out there have a presentation for Chromebook carts they would be willing to share? We are going to be BYOD, but have purchased Chromebook carts for use until we get there. We want teachers to learn best practices to be able to check out the carts, and want to create a video for instruction, with a Google Form quiz, and then push out certificates for teachers once they pass using autocrat. I'm just hoping to find some things that we maybe haven't thought of.

Thanks!
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Thank you so much, Phil. Let me know if you ever need anything GAFE, Canvas, or otherwise!
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Matthew Arens

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Hey guys, I just had a kid account get compromised and saw that the kids account was logged in somewhere in Selangor, Malaysia. So this got me thinking about if it is possible to block domain accounts from logging in outside the country?
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Gabriel Brangers

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New possible convertible(table style) Chromebook on the way.
 
The Acer Chromebook R13 (formerly known as 'Elm') is pretty close to official.
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Kevin White

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Anyone know if an Android emulator can run on a chromebook. I want to try and find a way to get a few Google Play Apps on our chromebooks from iCivics? https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iCivics&hl=en
Don't just learn civics - play civics! Run for president. Pass new laws. Argue real cases. Play. Find free resources, tools, and support for informed and engaging civic learning! Teach. Election Resources. Our curriculum experts have assembled a great collection of resources to help you teach ...
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Why not just go to icivics.org I stead of needing the app? I have a civics teacher that uses it frequently.
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Gabriel Brangers

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
I love Chromebook gestures. Makes navigation so easy
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Stephen Mosley

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
Google recently re-launched their Arts and Culture app and website, and it's great! Not only are the app and site great for exploring the world of art, but they also allow you to take virtual tours of museums, historical site...
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Gabriel Brangers

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
First look at the Lenovo ThinkPad Chromebook 13
 
Lenovo Thinkpad Chromebook 13 Unboxing and Hands On
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Justin Bourque

Chromebook Management  - 
 
Wondering what people use to track and tell the story of all their Chromebooks ?

We are moving to a 1:1 environment and are trying to decide on a few potential workflows for all the scenarios of what happens to a Chromebook throughout year( lost , stolen, damaged , student withdrawals etc.)

Also curious if anyone is using an existing product to do this instead of a forms , sheets, merger type workflow that I am imagining. I'd hate to reinvent the wheel.

Would really appreciate any suggestions!


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We assign a unique number to the device and have metal asset tags made up. We then just track them using a Google spreadsheet.

We do have a Google form that generates an invoice automatically for any incidents.

Lastly we use the library software to keep track of the spares we hand out.
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David Laroche

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Well, after two weeks of training on our SMS and its web based tools, only a little is usable on my Chromebook. This is one limitation that I see with them. Most of the tools are available on iOS, Windows, OS X and Android. The Android on Chromebook might be the game changer... We shall see.
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+David Laroche everything is web based for us. We use Aeries.net, it's not the greatest but it works. If we want to input grades at home we have a key that randomly generates a code every few minutes to allow us to enter. 
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Mickey Chavannes

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Congratulations to CTL and their NL6x Extra Rugged Chromebook for winning an ISTE Best of Show Award. Truly a great Chromebook.
http://ctl.net/chromebooks/ctl-nl61x-extra-rugged-chromebook-for-education
CTL NL61X EDUCATION CHROMEBOOK
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Gabriel Brangers

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
For the price this is a great desktop Chrome device
 
Acer Chromebase 24 Review
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Multiple online retailers. Walmart, Newegg, promevo and and number of others.
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Woohoo. Great for those of us that couldn't switch to developer.
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Stephen Mosley

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If you haven't heard, Google has made a new extension available called Training for Google Apps. If you're new to Google Apps or just want to know more about them, you MUST install this extension. One of the many cool things...
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Digital Thoughts

Apps and Extensions  - 
The easiest Advance Find & Replace is now on Docs! which allows you to replace fonts, backgrounds, remove images & many more.
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Gabriel Brangers

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Great image editor.
 
App of the Week: Pixlr Touch Up

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Eoin McDonnell

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Notepad++ on Windows on Android on Chromebook?

Bear with me - this gets a little convoluted.

I would like to have students use notepad++ on chromebooks in class.

With android coming to chromebooks, it seems CROSSOVER lets Windows run on android run on chromebook.

Is this the only solution for teaching html on chromebooks?

See article below:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3097477/chromebooks/chromebooks-can-run-windows-software-with-crossover-for-android.html
It's now possible to install Steam and Windows-only games on your Chromebook. Using CrossOver for Android, a Windows compatibility layer runs on an Android compatibility layer.
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Hi Bjarne,
Caret looks like exactly what I am looking for - thank you!
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John R. Sowash

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
Two new observations about using Android apps on ChromeOS. I'm paying close attention to the development of this new feature as it has pretty significant implications for those using Chromebooks in the classroom.
I have had an opportunity to explore the use of Android Apps on my Chromebooks for the past few weeks. You can read through my comprehensive overview here. I have two new observations to share. 1. Distinguishing Apps. One of my initial concerns when I began adding Android apps to my Chromebooks ...
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Hector Hernandez

Chromebook Chat  - 
 
I'm looking at these two Chromebook models for a 6th grade 1:1 rollout: Acer R11 (C738T-C5R6) and CTL J5 . I know the J5 is just now being released but if any of you have past experience with CTL or have done some research on either of these models I'd like to hear how you feel about either. At this point, I'm leaning more towards the Acer for the following two reasons: lighter and brand reputation.
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Gabriel Brangers

Apps and Extensions  - 
 
If you're using Opera for whatever reason, Chromecast support is on the way.
 
Opera's Developer Channel now offers Chromecast support.
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