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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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Nov 23, 2020

Chromebook wins, frustrations, and strategies

In November 2020 I was invited to be a panelist on the weekly teacher round table hosted by Tim Cavey of the Teachers on Fire Podcast.

Chromebooks was the topic for the November 14 discussion and I was honored to join four other educators to share our Chromebook wins, frustrations, and strategies.

Become a teacher on fire! 🔥

For more conversations like this, make sure you subscribe to the Teachers on Fire podcast.

During each episode, my good friend Tim Cavey highlights a teacher who is crushing it in the classroom.

Each episode is a dose of inspiration and encouragement to continue changing the world, one student at at time.

SUBSCRIBE to the Teachers on Fire podcast:

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Thanks for tuning into the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, I would appreciate your honest rating and review! 

You can connect with me, John Sowash, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I would love to hear your thoughts on the show! 

Nov 18, 2020

If you or a family member is in the market for a new computer, black Friday is a great time to make a purchase! 

While specific deals will come and go, I’d like to explain how to spot the best holiday deals on Chromebooks.

I’ll also point you to a few specific deals for the 2020 holiday season.

Teacher device recommendation:

Student device recommendation:

Honorable Mention:

Stocking stuffers: 

  • Stylus (USI, EMR, other): $20-50
  • Chromecast: $19 at Walmart (Black Friday only)
  • Roku: $17 at Walmart (Black Friday only)
  • External monitor

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Thanks for tuning into the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, I would appreciate your honest rating and review! 

You can connect with me, John Sowash, on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. I would love to hear your thoughts on the show! 

Nov 18, 2020

If you or a family member is in the market for a new computer, black Friday is a great time to make a purchase! 

While specific deals will come and go, I’d like to explain how to spot the best holiday deals on Chromebooks.

I’ll also point you to a few specific deals for the 2020 holiday season.

Teacher device recommendation:

Student device recommendation:

Honorable Mention:

Stocking stuffers: 

  • Stylus (USI, EMR, other): $20-50
  • Chromecast: $19 at Walmart (Black Friday only)
  • Roku: $17 at Walmart (Black Friday only)
  • External monitor

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Thanks for tuning into the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, I would appreciate your honest rating and review! 

You can connect with me, John Sowash, on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. I would love to hear your thoughts on the show! 

Nov 12, 2020

As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups, and skim through Twitter.

The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!).

Here are my favorite links for November 2020:

  1. New Quarter, new Class 
  2. Background replace for Google Meet 
  3. Let everyone into Google Meet 
  4. More .new shortcuts! 
  5. Admin Google Meet setup guide 
  6. Yi Note Extension 
  7. Chromebook Black Friday Deals
  8. Join me LIVE on Saturday for a Chromebook roundtable 
  9. Pixel Art Reveal
  10. Breakout room slide template 

For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast

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Thanks for tuning into the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, I would appreciate your honest rating and review! 

You can connect with me, John Sowash, on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. I would love to hear your thoughts on the show! 

Nov 4, 2020

Should your district upgrade to the enterprise edition of G Suite for Education?

That’s the question I would like to help you answer! 

During this episode we will explore the differences between the free and paid versions of G Suite for Education, look at pricing, and try to decide if upgrading is a good fit for your district.

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Thanks for tuning into the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, I would appreciate your honest rating and review! 

You can connect with me, John Sowash, on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. I would love to hear your thoughts on the show! 

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