Students, got a Chromebook? Wondering What Apps to On It?

PC Shortcuts & Keystrokes

  • F5 →  refresh window
  • Alt + Tab → switch app
  • Ctrl + Alt + / → opens menu that shows you everything
  • F11 → Full Screen
  • View Developer Tools → Chrome (), Firefox (), IE (), Safari ()
  • File > Downloads → shows you where your files are if you mades something in a non doc/spreadsheet/presentation app
  • Ctrl + switch window → Screen Capture

REGULAR CLASSROOM STUFF

  1. PC Alt Codes & List of Special Characters
  2. Mac Shortcut Keys list from Apple
  3. TurnItIn App Login
  4. Amp up the competition & learn to type faster by racing your friends in Nitro Type
  5. Google’s ScreenCapture Tool, ScreenCastify
  6. Annotation Link for writing on PDFs in Google from Ms Anderson
  7. Taking a picture with a chromebook
  8. Google Drawings help sheet.

USEFUL CHROMEBOOK APPS

  1. Keystroke for Screen Capture- ctrl + switch window
  2. View the Google Chrome Apps you’ve installed → type chrome://apps in your google chrome browser
  3. Pixel Studio (Google Play app)
  4. Google Drawings app
  5. Simple Editor > HTML code editor by  Author, Kunihiro Ando, without extensions
  6. Notepad for for making notes and lists

OTHER APPS for DESIGN & GRAPHICS

  1. PIXLR Editor - pixlr.com
  2. GIMP  - gimp.com → Online image editor & paint tool. Chromebook Users, it should already be installed! many students use Gimp 2. It is also one of the leading alternatives to PhotoShop (which we will be using in the SS-11 Mac Lab). See Gimp’s Tutorials You Can Read or Beginner Tutorials on YouTube.. Be sure all your tools are visible and create TWO DIFFERENT layers to create animations.
  3. AutoCAD Architecture? Checkout Autodesk Fusion 360 --OR-- SketchUp - https://www.sketchup.com/download > Click G Suite for Education
  4. FotoJet - fotojet.com
  5. Color Zilla →  color picker # code for web page building
  6. Notepad++ App on rollApp online
  7. GIMP Online Image Editor and Paint Tool [ tutorials ]
  8. Screenshot
  9. PIXLR Photo Editor 

NEW APPS SUGGESTED BY STUDENTS SINCE REMOTE LEARNING BEGAN FOR CREATING ART & DIAGRAMS from SPRING 2020+

  1. AutoDraw
  2. Pixel Art
  3. CANVA
  4. Krita (FREE gfx paint & 2d animation program)
  5. PikToChart
  6. Apple's Notability ($$ App of the Year (pd)
  7. ABCYA (Word Cloud)
  8. Cool Text 
  9. Paint.net - free image creation tool more powerful than MS Paint
  10. Learning Neural Networks through  QuickDraw (doodling)
  11. MatLab ( Math + Graphics + Programming )
  12. Vengage Design software SKETCHUP - free online architecture and 3D drawing
  13. Unity Game Dev Architecture software (totally wouldn’t work on a Chromebook but is AWESOME for digital motion graphics creation if we had gaming SOOPERcomputers!!!

MUSIC-MAKING APPS that work on CHROMEBOOK

More Coming soon: there are many...