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=== Step 1: use the Chrome browser ===
===Step 1: use the Chrome browser===
The Chrome browser is great for some things -- Gmail, Drive, and other web services. It's terrible at others, so...
The Chrome browser is great for things like -- Gmail, Drive, and other web services.  


=== Step 2: use Android apps where appropriate ===
===Step 2: use Android apps where appropriate===
Use Android apps as well -- they fill in the gaps when web apps aren't effective. For anything with a stylus: use Android.  
Use Android apps as well -- they fill in the gaps when web apps aren't effective. But be aware that Android on Chromebooks is still in beta, so things might get a little crashy. Experiment and let people know what you find.


=== Step 3: use our recommended apps (plus any great ones you find) ===
===Step 3: use our recommended apps (plus any great ones you find)===
We'll keep adding ideas and apps as we experiment with Chromebooks. We hope you'll do the same.
For examples on how teachers at RCS are using the chromebooks, please visit [http://blogs.riverdale.edu/lit blogs.riverdale.edu/lit].
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|PDF - read or annotate
|PDF - read or annotate
|Kami  
|Kami
|Chrome
|Chrome
|Free app that integrates with Google Drive. Kami allows you to mark up PDFs with your finger or a stylus. It's also great for just reading.
|Free app that integrates with Google Drive. Kami allows you to mark up PDFs with your finger or a stylus. It's also great for just reading.
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|Schoology
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|Schoology or Schoology.com
|learning.riverdale.edu
|Android or Web
|Web
|The Android app is quick but the web version is full-featured. Use both.
|The Android app is quick but doesn't work as well on a Chromebook as the web version. Only install the Android app if you want Chrome OS alerts to show up.
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'''Need more help?''' Check out the Chromebook Handy Dandy Notebook [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwBgYe8BO1ArYWFEaGtxem9aZDQ/view here]. '''Please download the file to your device before opening it with Kami.'''{{Chromebooks}}
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Latest revision as of 10:38, 29 September 2021

This article is...
Summary.pngSome getting started tips on Chromebooks.
IntendedES.pngIntended for
Employees and Students
Categories.pngCategorized under
Classroom Technology and Systems‏‎ and Chromebooks
PS.jpgMaintained by
Peter Saunders
2021-2022.pngUp-to-date for the 2021-2022 school year.


Step 1: use the Chrome browser

The Chrome browser is great for things like -- Gmail, Drive, and other web services.

Step 2: use Android apps where appropriate

Use Android apps as well -- they fill in the gaps when web apps aren't effective. But be aware that Android on Chromebooks is still in beta, so things might get a little crashy. Experiment and let people know what you find.

Step 3: use our recommended apps (plus any great ones you find)

For examples on how teachers at RCS are using the chromebooks, please visit blogs.riverdale.edu/lit.

Purpose App Type Description / Details
PDF - read or annotate Kami Chrome Free app that integrates with Google Drive. Kami allows you to mark up PDFs with your finger or a stylus. It's also great for just reading.
Record on a whiteboard Explain Everything Android Records what you write and say.
Schoology learning.riverdale.edu Web The Android app is quick but doesn't work as well on a Chromebook as the web version. Only install the Android app if you want Chrome OS alerts to show up.

Need more help? Check out the Chromebook Handy Dandy Notebook here. Please download the file to your device before opening it with Kami.

Other articles about Chromebooks:

Article Summary
Set up a Chromebook Some getting started tips on Chromebooks.
Replacing a Chromebook Stylus and/or Charger Where to purchase replacements