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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How To Print From A Chromebook

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How To Print From A Chromebook If you’re looking on how to install and use a printer with your Chromebook, you came to the right place. Even though it should be simple, it isn’t and there are a few steps you need to follow. Here it goes! Before beginning, you should know that you cannot connect the Chromebook to the printer through a USB cable and expect for it to work. You also have to consider that the Chrome OS won’t allow you to install any drivers and that the Chromebooks can’t find o...
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Canadian Teachers’ Unions Demands No Wi-Fi in Schools

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Two teacher's unions in Ontario are urging schools to turn off  Wi-Fi due to the health concerns it might pose to students. “'WiFi emits microwave radiation and it’s linked to cancer by the World Health Organization,' said Andrea Loken, Kingston area President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF). In the United States at least, most schools are equipped with Wi-Fi and officials are not discussing the potential health risks. A recent study in Greece confirmed that Wi-Fi...
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8th Annual Classroom of the Future Challenge Launches

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The 8th annual contest challenges Canadian teachers to capture innovative teaching and learning practices and upload a two to four minute video, podcast, or digital portfolio showcasing  the role pedagogy and technology play in engaging and motivating their students in the 21st century classroom. Submissions will be accepted until midnight EST on Friday, March 11, 2016. For Entry Form & Contest Rules, visit http://mindsharelearning.ca/classroomchallenge2016/2014-15/   &...
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New! HP announced Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition

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HP today announced a new Chromebook designed specifically for students and teachers with an ‘Education Edition’ model of its Chromebook 11 G4. A durable, lightweight Chromebook designed fro students as well as educators. The G4 Education Edition is 20 mm thin and at just 2.7 pounds the Chromebook 11 G4 EE is the thinnest rugged Chromebook for Education designed to pass MIL-STD testing. Features rugged construction accents like co-molded rubber edges and has been tested with HP’s 70 cm drop te...
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CONNECT 2016 Canada’s Learning & Technology Conference April 26th-29th

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CONNECT is Canada's largest education technology conference attracting 1600 educators, leaders, CIO's, directors of education and IT experts to learn, debate and exchange ideas, network and be inspired through a smorgasbord of world class speakers, presenters, exhibits and seminars. It is the only event in Canada that brings together the complete life-cycle of learning, from kindergarten to Higher Education, libraries and workplace learning. Our mission is to connect all sectors in order to h...
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Chromebooks Outnumber All Others in American Classrooms

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Google has come to dominate the education technology market by offering an inexpensive device that doesn't require additional software. According to market research firm, IDC, Chromebooks make up more than 50% of the market share. The free apps like Google Drive and Docs, a learning management tool that let's teachers collect assignments and give feedback are a strong selling point for schools. Check out the full article here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/in-schools-google-l...
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The iPad in Education

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  What do 6,000 Quebec (Canada) students do with their iPads every day? What benefits does this technology have for education? What are the challenges for students and teachers? This questions are answered in this study that surveyed 6,057 students and 302 teachers in Quebec. The results shows the benefits outweigh the challenges. The many benefits found in the classroom include: Increases motivation Facilitates sharing of information Improves computer literacy Nurtures student...
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