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The Chromebook Classroom

TEC-994
3 Credits
Correspondence
4.93/5.00
A Chromebook is a laptop computer that utilizes web-based apps and cloud storage. Affordable yet powerful, a Chromebook offers students and teachers access to a wide range of productivity and curricular applications. This course will cover the nuts-and-bolts of the Chromebook as well as the use of productivity apps, online surveys, and learning groups. Hands-on assignments promote a practical, broad understanding of this revolutionary teaching and learning tool. The course can be taken using a Chromebook or a Windows or Macintosh computer; it is not necessary to have access to a Chromebook to complete the course.

Upon registering, the instructor will mail physical course materials at no additional cost. All assignments may be completed without classroom participation. Instructor support is always readily available by email and phone. Additional information at:www.chromebook.steveyoungfpu.net

This course is applicable towards the Classroom Technology Integration Certificate.

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Steve Young

Instructor
Just as my mother lived from the dawn of the airplane to watching men walk on the moon, I’ve witnessed the computer shrink in size from a locomotive to a fingernail; from costing more than a house to less than a pair of shoes. In 35 years I’ve worked as a teacher, lecturer, trainer, and technology coordinator, always striving to find the best way to teach. If a pencil does the job, use a pencil. Simple. But the world is not simple, and there are things students need to comprehend that require a depth of knowledge best reached through the power of technology. Never before have I seen so many teachers marvel at how technology has enhanced their classroom - it’s still fun to watch the light bulbs go on!