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The podcast that explore how Chromebooks are impacting the K-12 classroom. Hosted by author and Google Certified Trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.

The podcast that explore how Chromebooks are impacting the K-12 classroom. Hosted by author and Google Certified Trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
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The podcast that explore how Chromebooks are impacting the K-12 classroom. Hosted by author and Google Certified Trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.

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English


Episodes

10 Links you should Click on (September 2019)

9/8/2019
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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 top 10 links for September 2019! Send2Contacts Google SheetTurn your Google Classroom header into a class project! A Parent’s Guide to Chromebooks Google created a new font to improve reading fluency Google targets higher education with...

Duration:00:26:03

Introducing the Chromebook App Hub

9/1/2019
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Find lesson ideas for your Chromebook classroom by using the Chromebook App Hub! Anne Nash is a Regional Manager on the Google For Education team and a contributor to the brand new Chromebook app hub. Anne shares a bit about life as a Google employee, the development of the Chromebook App Hub, and her favorite Chromebook tips and productivity secrets. Episode resources: Introducing the App HubVisit the Chromebook App HubFind an app for your Chromebook Classroom Submit a lesson idea to...

Duration:00:36:59

5 Chromebook Productivity Tips for Teachers

8/25/2019
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My Chromebook helps me be productive and give me access to everything that I need as an educator. Here are 5 Chromebook productivity tips to help you in the classroom. Pin your tabsGroup your tabsUse the window switcher key Share to Classroom Emoji Keyboard by Joypixels Bitmoji Screencastify TWurl shortener BONUS TIP: Connect your Android phone to your Chromebooks If you have a personal Chromebook and an Android phone, you can connect them together to do some pretty awesome...

Duration:00:16:51

Chromebook Q&A - Working offline on a Chromebook

8/13/2019
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Today’s question was submitted by Kelly Croy, director of innovation and instruction and the host of the Wired Educator podcast: Can you work offline on a Chromebook? Episode Resources: Tips for working offline Google Docs offline (Chrome Extension) Offline Chrome Apps & Extensions Enabling offline access for Drive (help article)History of the Dino game Submit your Chromebook Question! Send me your toughest Chromebook question, problem, or challenge! I will do my best to find a solution...

Duration:00:18:15

10 Links you should Click on (August 2019)

8/6/2019
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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 top 10 links for August 2019! Explore art using Augmented Reality (AR) Meet the 2019 Google Science Fair Winners! 10 Ways to use Emoji in the Classroom Technology integration is a major stress factor for college professors Thoughts on the Google...

Duration:00:17:02

Back to School Ideas for the Chromebook Classroom

7/29/2019
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Stephanie Howell is the middle school instructional technology coordinator for Pickerington Schools in central Ohio with several years of experience teaching special education. I stumbled on one of Stephanie’s Google form activities while doing some research for a blog post I was writing. Her name and lessons keep popping up on social media and at conferences that I attend. I am excited to chat with her and give her a platform to share some of her awesome ideas to help you kick off the...

Duration:00:47:49

Season 4 Teaser

7/24/2019
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This short episode is a preview of what you can expect during season 4 of The Chromebook Classroom podcast! Season 4 begins on August 1st! This year my goal is to post weekly episodes in four different formats: Long-form interviews10 Links you should click onChromebook Q&ATips & Resources for your Chromebook Classroom There are four ways you can support this podcast: FacebookTwitter Thank you for being my Chromie homie! Look for episode 1 of season 4 on August...

Duration:00:09:06

s3e13 - Get to know your podcast host

7/2/2019
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The school year is officially done. We did it! Nice job. The next school year is still a ways away; no need to think about it…not yet anyway! July is a month to chill, relax, reflect, and recharge! ⛱🍹 The end of the school year also concludes season 3 of the Chromebook Classroom podcast! But don’t worry, season 4 will start in August! Rather than bombard you with new ideas for your classroom, I thought I would introduce myself. I’m the guy behind the microphone! Here are 10 quick...

Duration:00:13:15

s3E12: Android Apps for your Chromebook

6/13/2019
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Google has been trying to combine the ChromeOS and Android ecosystems since 2016. Is this the future of Chromebooks or a bad idea? While I am a HUGE proponent of Chromebooks, I have been very sluggish to recommend running Android apps on a Chromebook. Here to change my mind about Android apps on Chromebooks is Tom Mullaney, Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh, NC. I have been following Tom on Twitter for some time and have seen him putting out a lot of content on...

Duration:01:01:06

10 links you should click on!

6/6/2019
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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 top 10 links for June 2019! How to insert audio clips into Google slides2019 miGoogle conference Summer learning ideas from Steve Wick A closer look at "Virtual Desks" for ChromeOS "Confidential Mode" in Gmail launches June 25 Update all of your...

Duration:00:16:07

S3E11: Social Studies with Chromebooks

5/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:32

S3E10 Grading on a Chromebook

5/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:35:21

Digital Spring Cleaning

5/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:23:18

What's new in ChromeOS Version 74?

5/6/2019
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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: Visit the show notes for this episode for a complete...

Duration:00:14:43

S3E9 - What to expect on your Google certification exam!

5/3/2019
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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...

Duration:01:27:50

S3E8 - Teaching Math with Chromebooks

4/30/2019
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Danielle Kline has been teaching high school math at Cardinal Mooney Catholic School for five years. Danielle has embraced technology in her classroom, taking advantage of tools like Google Hangouts, Pear Deck, Google Classroom and Forms to teach algebra in a blended learning environment. Math + Technology is hard (but it can be done!) I have had many conversations with math teachers regarding the integration of technology in the classroom. While I think technology CAN be used in...

Duration:00:48:15

S3E7 - Yes they can! Helping all students learn

4/4/2019
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Google has been hard at work improving and refining the accessibility features of ChromeOS. In this episode, we take a look at these features and how we can use them to support the needs of our students. I am joined by Robin Pegg an expert in the field of adaptive and assistive technology who has worked with teachers and students for more than 20 years. Together we explore and share ways that you can use the accessibility features of your Chromebooks to remove barriers to learning. For...

Duration:01:16:24

S3E6 - Locked Lessons with Google Forms

3/26/2019
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The internet can be a distracting place... Recently, a teacher approached Laura Cahill looking for a way to help her students stay focused when working through digital assignments. Laura had just been granted early access to Google’s new Locked Quiz feature for Google Forms and she decided to see if this feature could be repurposed for a lesson. Episode Resources: http://tinyurl.com/yb67f7fuhttp://tinyurl.com/y2n25edmhttp://tinyurl.com/y5ulrdd4

Duration:00:49:41

S3E5 - Is a Chromebook Tablet a Good Idea?

3/10/2019
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Is a Chromebook tablet a good idea? That’s the question that we will attempt to answer on this episode of the Chromebook Classroom podcast! My guest is Marcus Mead, director of instructional technology for Glen Lake Schools in northern Michigan. Marcus oversee the Chromebook program in Glen Lake which recently added Acer Chrome Tablets to its existing collection of Chromebooks. For show notes and links, visit chrmbook.com/podcast

Duration:01:11:08

5 Tips for Designing Better Google Forms

2/28/2019
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Google Forms might be my favorite member of the Google family. In this episode I am sharing five ways that you can design better Google Forms! Are you ready to become a Form Fanatic? Each spring I teach a 5 week Google Forms masterclass through Google Classroom. This course is for anyone who is familiar with forms and is ready to become a form master! Last spring I offered this course for the first time and the feedback was outstanding: "I was a casual user of Forms, but I was not using...

Duration:00:35:45