10 Ways to Make Chromebooks More User-Friendly in the Elementary Classroom (with John Sowash)

CALLING ALL CHROMEBOOK CLASSROOMS!Using classroom technology can be an amazing way to enhance your students’ learning experience — but that doesn’t mean it comes without its challenges.When it comes to using technology with elementary students, teachers often find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed when students lack basic technology skills (20 minutes to login, anyone?), or don’t know where to find important websites needed at a small-group center.That’s why I brought on John Sowash - Chromebook expert and enthusiast!  John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology to connect with and challenge students.And today, he’s inspiring US to get comfortable with using Chromebooks in the classroom.  And even if your students a different device, John’s tips will certainly help you as well.FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES VISIT:  classroomnook.com/podcast/144Links & Resources Mentioned in the EpisodeJohn’s Resources for Teachers: Class Login Challenge Turn on Domain Autocomplete DirectionsEnable PIN Login Directions Blog Post: Teach “Chromecabulary” Student Technology Skills ChecklistCreate a Class Start Page: ExamplesTeach Students to Use the Camera AppCreate QR Code Cards: TemplateEPISODE 38: Tips & Best Practices for Technology in the ClassroomEPISODE 141: 3 Myths of a 21st Century Classroom

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If you have a classroom and a commute, then you're in the right place! The Classroom Commute Podcast is THE place for busy teachers who want actionable tips, simple teaching strategies, and a little fun on your ride in to school! Carpool with Rachael each week as she helps to send you in with a grin! Each week Rachael shares simple, yet powerful teaching tips, ideas, and strategies that will help you become a more effective teacher, and maybe help you enjoy your job a little more!You'll find actionable tips for how to make your lessons more engaging for your elementary students, ideas for including more classroom technology, new activities to implement, ways for building a stronger classroom community, and strategies for all content areas including science, social studies, reading, writing, and math!And of course, there will be a little teacher humor along the way! So - buckle up and let's hit the road on your classroom commute!