Why the Chromebook? Time, Age, Location, and Platform Agnostic Learning

There are millions of web resources you can access on any web-based device, but here are a few suggestions for web apps that you can find in the Google Chrome Web Store.  These work on the Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop and on Chromebooks.

I want kids to . . .

. . . and on the Chromebooks or using Chrome, they could use

create a document

GoogleDocs

create a presentation

GooglePresentation

Prezi

create a spreadsheet

GoogleSpreadsheets

create an audio response or presentation

VoiceThread

Schoology

create a webcam video recording of themselves

VoiceThread

WeVideo

take pictures

Chromebook camera app

Webcam Toy

create and edit a movie

WeVideo

Animoto

create a graphic/drawing

GoogleDrawings

SumoPaint

SketchPad

Pixlr Editor

create a comic

MakeBeliefs

ComicMaster

Chogger

ComicCreator

create a Thinking Map

GoogleDrawings

LucidChart

Cacoo

use a graphing calculator

Desmos Graphic Calculator

interact w/ digital geometry

Geogebra

learn about astronomy

3D Solar System

Planetarium

create 2D & 3D graphics

3D design publisher

Build with Chrome

Lego Builder

practice keyboarding

TypingClub

Typing Web Typing Tutor

use speech to text

Dictation

Speech Recognizer

GoogleSearch

use a digital whiteboard

RealtimeBoard

Simple Whiteboard

access & read eBooks

GoogleBooks

Kindle Cloud Reader

Open Library Book Search

access online textbook content

Open Educational Resources Commons

CK12.org

create & interact with maps

GoogleMaps

ScribbleMaps

build/interact with vocabulary

Vocabulary/Spelling City

InstaGrok Search Engine

Flashcards