Chromebooks in the Classroom

Course Available
2 Units
Independent Study, Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Maximize Chromebook Use in the Classroom to Enhance Student Learning and Motivation

This innovative course introduces educators to exciting and best ways to use Chromebooks in the K-12 classroom. Discover, in detail, how to effectively and efficiently use Chromebooks with students. Teachers will learn how to integrate 21st Century digital skills to facilitate student learning, skill acquisition, and motivation.  Educators are encouraged to apply the knowledge gained to develop lesson plans for immediate implementation in their classrooms.

This course can be taken individually and is part of the Learning and Teaching in a K-12 Digital Classroom Series, the Google for Teachers Series and the Remote Teaching and Learning Series.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grade K-12) interested in optimizing the use of Chromebooks in the classroom to increase student learning and motivation.

Course Materials: No textbook is required for this course. Participants must have a Chromebook device and a Google account to complete assignments. 

Technical Requirements

For this course, Chrome is the recommended browser, as you will be working entirely in Chromebooks.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X781L – 007 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307

Chromebooks in the Classroom

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Explore the use of Chromebooks in the classroom to maximize technology utilizaton
  • Learn how the Google Apps for Education suite of applications can enhance learning with Chromebooks
  • Create technology projects that can be implemented in the classroom
  • Understand how Chromebooks can positively affect learning, skill acquisition, and motivation

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Testimonials

The course instructor is very knowledgeable, and responsive. However, the course itself, like much of the curriculum concerning distance learning in G-suite needs to be updated, as much of it is now outdated.

The course really helped me as a beginning chromebook user. It was grea t

I feel that everything I learned can be applied instantly in the classroom.

Professor Evans is the best! He is quick to respond to questions and grade with meaningful feedback.