Chromebook: Built-in apps

I want to...

On a Chromebook,

use this

Instead of this

Resources

Manage local CB storage

Files

My Computer

Files and Downloads Support - Google

Communicate with email

Mail

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Yahoo, etc.

15 Gmail Tips Every Teacher Should Know About - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Manage online storage

Drive

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Dropbox, etc.

Why Drive?  Same login as gmail, unlimited storage, and accessible anywhere.

Create a document

Docs

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Microsoft Word

6 Ways Google Docs Supports Collaboration In The Writing Process

Gather information

Forms

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Handouts, Survey Monkey

Create a Self Grading Quiz with Google Forms

Google Forms Tutorial by Sylvia Duckworth

Create a spreadsheet

Sheets

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Microsoft Excel

Use Flubaroo to grade quizzes in Forms/Sheets.

Flubaroo.com - Demo and Overview

Create a presentation

Slides

Microsoft Powerpoint

Move beyond presentations - check out the ideas in this collaborative presentation.

Using Google Slides to Teach - Alice Keeler

Create a drawing

Drawings

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Paint

Wonderous Ways to Use Google Drawings - TCEA

Keep an online schedule

Calendar

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Paper calendar/planner

Update everyone in your school/department, reserve resources (rooms, mobile carts), create pacing guide, teach Ss organization skills

Take a picture

Camera

Using an external device

Basic photo edits can be made on the Chromebook too.

Edit Photos Support Page - Google

Video Chat

Hangouts

Skype

7 Ways to Use Google Hangouts in the Classroom - We Are Teachers

Calculate

Calculator

Using a hand-held calculator

Use the fullscreen button to turn the basic calculator into a scientific calculator.

Create & watch videos

YouTube

DVDs, the rolling cart

Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom - Edutopia

Resources for Book Trailers

Locate places on a map

Maps

Rand McNally

Map Lesson Ideas - Alice Keeler

Find more apps

Chrome Store

Purchasing or downloading additional software

Chrome Web Store

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