Chromebooks are a low cost, easy to manage laptop for schools
Chromebooks A-Z is a one day hands-on workshop that equips teachers, school leaders and IT staff to become familiar with Chromebooks. Participants will be involved in activities to explore the features of Chromebooks and how they support the use of Google Apps for Education in the classroom.
This hands-on workshop will include:
- how to login to Chromebooks using your Google Apps account
- familiarisation and navigation of the Chrome OS
- WiFi and proxy configuration
- using the built-in camera
- projecting from a Chromebook
- enrolment and management using the Chrome Management Console
- using built-in apps – Chrome, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and
- selecting and adding apps from the Chrome Web Store.
Completing Chromebooks A-Z will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Note: This course is registered by Think3 therefore enrollment will not appear in MyPL. Accreditation will be processed by the Think3 after the event.
Audience: All teachers, administrators.
Scott has over 20 years experience in using technology for learning. As a teacher, he explored innovative use of technology. He worked at Apple as a Systems Engineer, with NSW Department of Education, Catholic & Independent schools. Today, Scott assists school leadership with strategy and planning, provides professional learning & implementation services.
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