The teachers in my Board acquired Chromebooks (namely CTL Education Chromebooks) at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, as part of a plan to move towards and embrace web-based computing and Google Apps for Education. We also have Chromebooks for our students, and these will be in their hands very soon. This is a presentation I created to address some concerns and questions teachers had at one particular school; however, the questions and content can easily be changed to suit all needs as I continue training. Many of our teachers have either never heard of Chromebooks or have not used them extensively (if at all). To be perfectly honest, I myself have not had much experience with Chromebooks either, so I’m learning right along with them!
The training I provided on this day consisted of two small groups; one in the morning and another in the afternoon, where the ratio was 2:1. This was extremely helpful in addressing all of those little questions that pop up while test driving their Chromebooks, particularly regarding how they differ from the Dell laptops they have been using for years.
I am sharing this presentation here, and hope to receive some feedback from other school boards – what were some of the challenges in deploying Chromebooks to your teachers and support staff? Triumphs? How about distributing them to students? I’d love to hear from you!
The CTL Education Chromebook