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If you were received a Chromebook in June or later '''and signed in with your Riverdale Gmail account,''' you're enrolled. Congratulations! Keep going.
If you were received a Chromebook in June or later '''and signed in with your Riverdale Gmail account,''' you're enrolled. Congratulations! Keep going.


#On first login you may see this page:<br>[[File:Chromebook-network-1.png|300 px]]<br><br>
'''Absolutely necessary steps:'''
#Change your network to RCS-Community, then select/enter the following (including your own RCS username and password):<br>[[File:Chromebook-network-2.png|500 px]]<br><br>
#The next screen will ask you to "Sign in to your Chromebook." Do this, using your RCS username and password again. <br><br>
#If you're asked to, select an image for your user profile.<br><br>


 
#Turn on your Chromebook using the power button to the right of the keyboard. It's the small silver one.
Next update it [https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/177889?hl=en by following these instructions].
#Sign in to your Chromebook using your RCS username and password.
 
#If you're asked to, select an image for your user profile.
While you're in settings, check out some of your options. "Google Now cards" might be useful. And under "Touchpad settings" you can reverse your scrolling direction (Chromebook calls this "Australian scrolling").  
#Ensure you're on the RCS-Community Wi-Fi network.
 
##Click the status tray at lower right (it has the time and your avatar photo).
Once updated, you should be able to use the Google Play Store in order to test Android apps. Android is the key to some of the Chromebook's functionality, including using the stylus to annotate PDFs.
##If you see "Connected to RCS-Guest," click it, select RCS-Community, and enter your password.
[https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-install-android-apps-on-a-chromebook/ Go here] for instructions on updating Chrome OS and activating the Play store
#Next update it [https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/177889?hl=en by following these instructions] (in the "Check for updates yourself" section). Click Done when finished -- no need to wait there.
 
#While you're in settings, check out some of your options. Under "Touchpad settings" you can reverse your scrolling direction (Chromebook calls this "Australian scrolling"). "Google Now cards" and "OK Google" might be useful.  
We'll have Google Play activated by default in the fall, once we turn on Chromebook management, but for now you need to operate this way in order to experiment.  
#When your Chrome OS update is ready, you'll see an alert in your status tray. Restart your Chromebook to install the update. Again, [https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/177889?hl=en instructions are here].
 
'''Optional but important additional steps:'''
Next start learning about Chrome OS with these links:
#Once updated, you should be able to use the Google Play Store in order to test Android apps. You'll see it open when you log back in.  
Google's Chromebook tutorials
##Click Agree, wait for it to run an update, and then browse our apps.
11 tips (Geek.com)
#Next start learning about Chrome OS with these links:
10 tips (Gizmodo)
##[https://support.google.com/chromebook/?hl=en#topic=3399709 Google's Chromebook tutorials]
 
##[https://www.geek.com/chips/11-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-chromebook-1637058/ 11 tips (Geek.com)]
You can search Google for "Chromebook tutorial" if you want more.
##[https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/10-tricks-to-make-yourself-a-chromebook-master-1785858810 10 tips (Gizmodo)]
 
##And search Google for "Chromebook tutorial" if you want more.
Definitely learn its keyboard shortcuts by pressing ctrl+alt+?.  
#Definitely Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts by pressing ctrl+alt+?.  
alt+[ , alt+] , alt+- and alt++ are alt-awesome, and there are an alt-ton more. Trust me, you won't figure them out unless you use that first combination. (Note: the above shortcuts mean you hold alt and press the key after the +.)
#*alt+[ , alt+] , alt+- and alt++ are alt-awesome, and there are an alt-ton more.  
 
#*Trust us, you won't figure them out unless you use ctrl+alt+?.  
Android on Chrome OS is still very much in beta. Google is expected to release a full Android implementation this summer. You'll find some issues running some Android apps. But now's the time to start looking for great apps that we can use in the fall. Some to try:
#*(Note: the above shortcuts mean you hold alt and press the key after the +.)
Xodo (for PDF annotation)
#Try out our awesome Chromebook workflows! We've tested thoroughly this summer and have built a number of methods for getting things done on a Chromebook. Go here.
OneNote (for, um, notes)
#Start looking for great apps that we can use in the fall. Browse via [https://play.google.com/store?hl=en this link] since you can't install until we authorize new apps. Then request authorization of apps [Mailto:support-ticket@riverdale.edu?subject=RCS&#x20;Chromebook&#x20;Android&#x20;app&#x20;request&body=Please&#x20;review&#x20;and&#x20;allow&#x20;the&#x20;following&#x20;Android&#x20;apps: by e-mail] or via [https://support.riverdale.edu Tech Support request]. Some to try:
Google Keep (also for notes) (it's already installed)
##OneNote (for, um, notes) Google Keep (also for notes) (it's already installed) Schoology (for integrated audio/video posting as well as status tray notifications) Explain Everything (for whiteboard recording) AirDroid (for file transfer between Chromebook and laptop)
Schoology (for integrated audio/video posting as well as status tray notifications)
Explain Everything (for whiteboard recording)
AirDroid (for file transfer between Chromebook and laptop)


Find other useful Android apps
Find other useful Android apps

Revision as of 15:15, 13 July 2017

Were you one of our first Samsung Chromebook users?

If you received a Chromebook from us in late spring / early summer and signed in with your personal Gmail account, click here to request an appointment with us to convert it to a RCS-enrolled Chromebook. It should take about 20 minutes.

RCS-enrolled Chromebooks

If you were received a Chromebook in June or later and signed in with your Riverdale Gmail account, you're enrolled. Congratulations! Keep going.

Absolutely necessary steps:

  1. Turn on your Chromebook using the power button to the right of the keyboard. It's the small silver one.
  2. Sign in to your Chromebook using your RCS username and password.
  3. If you're asked to, select an image for your user profile.
  4. Ensure you're on the RCS-Community Wi-Fi network.
    1. Click the status tray at lower right (it has the time and your avatar photo).
    2. If you see "Connected to RCS-Guest," click it, select RCS-Community, and enter your password.
  5. Next update it by following these instructions (in the "Check for updates yourself" section). Click Done when finished -- no need to wait there.
  6. While you're in settings, check out some of your options. Under "Touchpad settings" you can reverse your scrolling direction (Chromebook calls this "Australian scrolling"). "Google Now cards" and "OK Google" might be useful.
  7. When your Chrome OS update is ready, you'll see an alert in your status tray. Restart your Chromebook to install the update. Again, instructions are here.

Optional but important additional steps:

  1. Once updated, you should be able to use the Google Play Store in order to test Android apps. You'll see it open when you log back in.
    1. Click Agree, wait for it to run an update, and then browse our apps.
  2. Next start learning about Chrome OS with these links:
    1. Google's Chromebook tutorials
    2. 11 tips (Geek.com)
    3. 10 tips (Gizmodo)
    4. And search Google for "Chromebook tutorial" if you want more.
  3. Definitely Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts by pressing ctrl+alt+?.
    • alt+[ , alt+] , alt+- and alt++ are alt-awesome, and there are an alt-ton more.
    • Trust us, you won't figure them out unless you use ctrl+alt+?.
    • (Note: the above shortcuts mean you hold alt and press the key after the +.)
  4. Try out our awesome Chromebook workflows! We've tested thoroughly this summer and have built a number of methods for getting things done on a Chromebook. Go here.
  5. Start looking for great apps that we can use in the fall. Browse via this link since you can't install until we authorize new apps. Then request authorization of apps by e-mail or via Tech Support request. Some to try:
    1. OneNote (for, um, notes) Google Keep (also for notes) (it's already installed) Schoology (for integrated audio/video posting as well as status tray notifications) Explain Everything (for whiteboard recording) AirDroid (for file transfer between Chromebook and laptop)

Find other useful Android apps Lirbi Reader might be a good e-reader (especially if you're named Jason Curry... Jason, check out Musician mode!), but there are a ton more. What else might you need? If you're a Math teacher, you need to try the Geogebra apps. English and History teachers might be fine with Xodo (link above) for document annotation, but there are plenty of other options to try. Science, you say? See whether any of these 10 or these 14 suit you. And finally, everyone should browse the Google Play store -- or just do a Google search for "android app" plus your discipline or course.

Don't forget about the stylus.

And finally, share your learning in our Schoology group "Professional Learning at RCS." That's a REQUIREMENT. We're all going to learn from each other this summer, whether we like it or not. :) Special bonus: you're already a member.