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The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

If you want to use Chromebooks to improve teaching and learning, this is the show for you! I interview teachers and district leaders who are using Chromebooks in creative and inspiring ways, answer your Chromebook questions, and share the best tools and resources for teaching with Chromebooks. Chromebooks are an amazing tool for the classroom, but using them well does require some thought and planning. I’m glad you are here and can’t wait to help you teach with Chrome!
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May 29, 2019

My guest is Dave Stuart Jr., high school social studies teacher, author, blogger, and father of 4 from Cedar Springs, Michigan.

I sat down with Dave to talk about how he uses Chromebooks to teach social studies, but our conversation quickly grew into a broader conversation about how technology is changing learning and our responsibility as teachers to respond and adjust to these new challenges.

Dave is a deep thinker who truly wants to help students learn and help teachers achieve satisfaction in all consuming profession.

Dave has summarized some key principles he uses in his classroom in his new book, These Six Things: How to focus your teaching on what matters.  

Show notes and links: chrmbook.com/podcast

May 20, 2019

Are you sick of lugging around paper assignments for grading? I may have a solution for you!

Like all English teachers, Jennifer Kipfmiller is faced with the difficult task of grading hundreds of student essays and written assignments. While many ELA teachers are comfortable using technology to assign and receive student work, the grading process usually takes place on paper with a red pen.

Jennifer and the English department at John Glenn high school set out to figure out a way they could provide hand-written feedback to their students electronically.

The solution involves a special Chromebook and the Android version of Google Classroom. Listen in for the full story!

Show notes and links: chrmbook.com/podcast

May 16, 2019

As the school year winds down, it's time to start thinking about closing out the year and preparing for next year. 

In addition to cleaning out your physical classroom, It’s a good idea to organize your digital classroom.

I have selected five quick tips to help you start your digital spring cleaning.

If you want to get serious about organizing your digital life, sign up for my FREE, self-paced online course.

For show notes and resources visit Chrmbook.com/podcast

May 7, 2019

Every six weeks or so Google releases a new version of ChromeOS, the operating system that runs your Chromebook. 

Many of these updates are pretty boring and consist primarily of technical, behind-the-scenes elements that don't have a direct impact on what we do in the classroom. 

That's not the case with ChromeOS version 74 which is rolling out to devices this week. There are four updates that have the potential to impact your classroom: 

  1. External USB camera support
  2. Enhanced search in the Chrome app launcher
  3. Organize files in the "my files" area of your Chromebook
  4. PDF annotation is now built into the browser!

Visit the show notes for this episode for a complete changelog and resources on how to update your devices: http://Chrmbook.com/chromeOS74

May 3, 2019

The Google Certified Educator program is a wonderful way to increase your ability to use tools like Drive, Classroom, Forms, and Calendar in the context of the classroom.

My guest is Lissa Brunan, middle school teacher, adjunct professor, and technology trainer. 

Lissa and I recently took the level 1 and level 2 exams. During this episode, we share our experience, talk about the types of questions we received, and provide practical tips so that YOU can pass your certification test as well! 

If you are interested in becoming a Google Certified Educator, this episode is one you won’t want to miss!

For show notes and links visit https://www.chrmbook.com/s3e9/

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