How to keep Kids Safe on Chromebooks

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How to keep Kids Safe on Chromebooks Chromebooks are in many ways ideal for classrooms, allowing teachers to leverage online resources to provide richer, more differentiated educational experiences to your students. In addition, Chromebooks have multiple, substantial layers of built-in security, providing peace of mind regarding certain types of cyber threats. A Worrying Security Gap Unfortunately, one fast-growing security gap that has largely been neglected is the one that opens up wh...
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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article

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1. Is the article missing citations, references, or links? Links and citations allow us to easily access, read, and explore more about the information found in the article. Authors include references and links to validate their story, so if an article is missing links and references, it is a huge red flag. 2. Is the author’s name missing? An article without an author’s name is another red flag. Most authors who put the time in to develop a well-researched news story like having their name a...
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12 Tricks That Make You The Master Of Google Search

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12 Tricks That Make You The Master Of Google Search There’s a hidden side of Google that only a select few people take advantage of. When you discover the amazing things you can do with Google, you’ll become a search master. You’ll be light years ahead of the people who don’t know this stuff. 1. Use an asterisk “*” to find words or phrases you can’t remember 2. Search within websites using “site:” 3. Find similar websites by searching “related:yourwebsitehere.com” 4. Search for exact phra...
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Free Educational Resources–Digital Public Library of America

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Free Educational Resources Library of Congress Boosts Digital Public Library Database with Historic Maps A portal that serves as a search engine into the collections of libraries, museums and archives around the country has struck a deal with the Library of Congress to share several of its historic map collections. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a non-profit organization funded by foundations and government agencies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the nati...
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Convertible Acer Chromebook R 13 goes up for pre-order

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Convertible Acer Chromebook R 13 goes up for pre-order The Acer Chromebook R 13 is a convertible notebook with a 13.3 inch touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of storage. It has a 360 degree hinge that lets you fold the screen back when you want to hold the Chromebook like a tablet. And the system is the first Chromebook powered by a MediaTek processor. The Acer Chromebook R 13 should begin shipping next month. But it’s already available for pre-order from B&H (and maybe a fe...
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master 1) Save files straight to Google Drive:Chromebooks have limited local storage, but you’re encouraged not to use it, and Google Drive appears as an option whenever you download something from the web. 2) Use Google Drive offline: Chromebooks have slowly been getting better at working without an internet connection, and Google’s office suite has been leading the way. You can create, edit, and view documents, spreadsheets, and presentations witho...
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Asus C301 Chromebook with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage now available for $300US pre-order

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Asus C301 Chromebook with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage now available for $300US Most Chromebooks are cheap laptops with entry-level specs. But there’s a growing number of Chromebooks with higher price tags that offer additional storage and memory or better displays.  Now Asus has one of the most affordable models with… let’s say mid-range specs. The Asus C301 Chromebook is now available for pre-order for $300. The laptop has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display....
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Chromebook Comparison and 2016 Buyer’s Guide

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Chromebook Comparison and 2016 Buyer’s Guide Everything you need to know about choosing the best Chromebook! What is a Chromebook? A Chromebook is a notebook which comes with Google’s Chrome OS operating system instead of Windows or Mac OS X. Chromebooks all conform to a certain set of specifications set out by Google and are designed with portability, long battery life, and ease of use in mind. Chromebooks tend to be priced less than most Windows and Mac laptops because Chrome OS require...
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HP Expands Chromebook Lineup with Touch to Power Your Favorite Apps

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HP Expands Chromebook Lineup with Touch to Power Your Favorite Apps A look at the HP Chromebook 11-inch G5, a stylish laptop with up to 12.5 hours of battery life. HP announced the Chromebook 11 G5 with an available touchscreen. With a redesigned chassis, the Chromebook features a slimmed-down design with a narrower display bezels, thinner and lighter dimensions than previous generations, and promises a game-changing up to 12.5 hours of battery life1(based on Google Chrome OS™ power_LoadTest...
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Everything You Can Do Offline With A Chromebook

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Everything You Can Do Offline With A Chromebook Create and edit documents As you might expect, Google is at the forefront of adding offline features to Chrome OS. Google Drive had offline support for a while, and it’s great to use. You can create, view and edit files, with changes automatically synced back to the cloud as soon as connection is restored. Search through and write emails With Gmail Offline and its optimizer extension installed on your Chromebook, you can compose new emails an...
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