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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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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8 High-Quality OER Collections

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8 High-Quality OER Collections Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help. 1. CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers free, standards-aligned content in STEM subjects, including digital textbooks and simulations.  The content reportedly works across all platforms and devices, including iPads, Chromebooks...
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9 Reasons to Consider a Chromebook

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9 Reasons to Consider a Chromebook The tech world moves pretty fast and so do shifting opinions. If you searched for Chromebooks back in 2013, it seemed almost every stuffy article claimed they were useless and almost always missed the point entirely. By 2014 people were starting to take notice that Chromebooks were selling well, rapidly being picked up by schools, and consumers were enjoying their Chromebooks. That same year they overtook iPads in US schools. Indeed, they’re the ultimate schoo...
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Essentials of a Successful 1-1 Chromebook Program

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The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program Alexandra Ito shares how her district, Santa Ana Unified (SAUSD), increased access to students through a program called “Access for All,” a well-received iPad and Chromebook initiative. Through this experience, they developed a model for planning and implementation. Here’s how they got started. Establish your vision It is important that any plan to increase levels of access to technology to students does not move forward as a “tech...
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