5 awesome teaching hacks with Chromebooks

Posted by Amy Roberts on October 23, 2019 at 9:15 AM

 

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The addition of Chromebooks in the classroom has definitely been a game changer for both teachers and students alike. It allows teachers to enhance their students' learning and offer them more resources. Chromebooks also give teachers their own set of resources that make their lives easier. Today lets focus on some Chromebook hacks that are a day-to-day game changer.

Teaching Hacks with Chromebooks 

Increase your productivity - We all want more time in the day right? Because with more time, we could get more done. Thankfully though, you don't always need more time in your day. You just need something that will help you be more efficient. You can get more work done in less time with Google productivity tools. Find tips and tricks from other users by joining the Google+ Chromebook EDU Group.

Save your work in an instant - The thought of losing students' files is pretty terrifying. But with Chromebooks, you don't have to worry about losing student presentation files or discussions. Unlike when you are using local apps, files can be instantly saved to your Drive because it is cloud-based. Efficiency in teaching is what Chromebooks are all about.

Maximize storage space - We all know that unsettling feeling when the storage is almost full notification pops up. This can happen A LOT when you are a teacher. Multiple students with multiple files mean a lot of needed space. When you use a Google for Education account for your classes,  you get unlimited storage for your mailbox and Drive. This means more space for online homework, projects, and other student files.

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Take note of accessibility features - You can enhance the learning experience for students with visual disabilities with features under the advanced settings menu. Foreign language teachers will love the Chromebook feature that allows adding languages to the keyboard.

Install a classroom management software - Having Chromebooks in the classroom means more resources for your students to access, so sometimes that means more opportunity for distractions. Make the most out of the Chromebooks by adding classroom management software to them so that you can monitor and modify activity in real-time. Netop Vision is a cost-effective solution that keeps students on-task and free from common distractions. It works seamlessly with Chrome OS and apps for Chromebook-based classrooms. 

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