Use a Chromebook effectively
|Some getting started tips on Chromebooks.|
Employees and Students
Classroom Technology and Systems and Chromebooks
|Up-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:
|Set up a Chromebook||Some getting started tips on Chromebooks.|
|Replacing a Chromebook Stylus and/or Charger||Where to purchase replacements|