Chromebooks in the Class
Benton Tech Tips for Teachers
Logging into a Chromebook
Most of our chromebooks now have the domain pre-filled. "@students.bentonschools.org", so they only need to enter the first part before the @; however if they type the first part and hit @, they must complete the rest. They also must use their full email address to login to Google services from non-chromebooks and at home.
How to Reset your Password
Benton Password Manager- This is an App that is located at the bottom of your Chromebook before you login to it. Allows you to change your password.
In every system, holding down the power button is generally a bad idea and should be reserved for complete lock-ups. It can lead to data corruption (including failure to boot). Students should logout, close the lid and place them neatly back into the cart in the slots they are assigned. They should also ensure that the charger cable gets connected back up.
It is a good idea to have your students shut down the Chromebooks on Friday's, just so they can be shut down and booted back up completely on occasion.
Staff can login to a student chromebook if needed as well even though @students.bentonschools.org is pre-filled. When they type the @ symbol in their email address, "@students.bentonschools.org " will disappear and they can type "@bentonschools.org"
For those Missing Keys :)
Chromebooks do not have a delete key. They just have a backspace but below are a few shortcuts you can use.
ALT + Backspace - Delete the next letter (forward delete)
CTRL+ Backspace - Will delete the previous word
No Home or End Keys
Here are a few shortcuts to remedy that
ALT + Up Arrow Key - Home
ALT + Down Arrow Key - End
Click or tap with two finger for a right click.
Swipe with two fingers for scrolling.
Chrome Browser-Any Device
Speech to Text and Text to Speech
Below is an extension that a can be added to any Google Chrome browser.
Read&Write for Google Docs - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US
Introduction to Read & Write for Google http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPqbk7TJKLo&feature=youtu.be
- Boost reading confidence.
- Make the web and Google Docs accessible to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.
- Teachers can get a FREE subscription to Read&Write for Google. To register and activate your premium subscription, go to rw.texthelp.com/freeforteachers after installing Read&Write for Google.
- Students can have words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow highlighting
- See the meaning of words explained with text and picture dictionaries
- Hear text translated into other languages
- Predicts the next word as you type
- Students can highlight interesting or relevant text and collect it for use in other documents.