First steps

Quick to deploy and easy to use. Follow a few steps to get Chrome devices into the hands of your students and teachers.

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Educational apps

Optimized for web apps and browser-based learning tools. Explore some of the educational apps for your Chrome devices.

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Teach the essentials

Simple and intuitive, yet a powerful learning tool. Find out how your students can get the most out of Chrome devices.

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First steps

It’s easy to get started with a Chrome device, whether you are an IT administrator, a teacher or a student. There’s no steep learning curve standing in the way of learning, teaching and sharing, and the web-based management console makes it easy to administer a fleet of Chrome devices.

Have a question about what’s it like to use a Chrome devices or manage a fleet?

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Getting ready

Chrome devices work well in most learning environments. Use the checklist to confirm that they are a good fit for your school.

Purchasing

Chrome devices are available for sale directly from Google. Contact Sales for more information or to place an order for your school.

Deploying

School IT administrators can set up and manage Chrome devices through the web. Use the detailed deployment instructions to start.

Using

Boot up a Chrome device in 7 seconds, sign in, and start learning! Use the handy getting started guide for any help you need along the way.

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Educational apps

With Chrome devices, there is no need to install software: web apps run seamlessly alongside the astounding array of education sites and tools on the web.

The Chrome Web Store features many apps for education. Administrators can pre-install Chrome apps and extensions for their students and teachers. They can also pre-install three specific application packs for elementary, middle and high school grades so that students in different grade levels are ready to access them the first time they sign in. The application packs contain a set of popular apps in the Chrome web store spanning different topics.

Here is a sampling below. View a complete list

Elementary school

Middle school

High school

Administrators can also block undesirable apps, sites and extensions across their Chromebook fleet.

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Share Chromebooks among students and teachers

When a student or teacher logs into a Chrome device, the experience is immediately personalized for that unique user. Chrome device sharing features include…

Online access to all of a user’s applications, collaboration tools, assignments and other content, simply by signing in.

Web-based configurations that allow administrators to disable Guest Mode or control who may log into a particular Chrome device.

Set up Google Cloud Print

Students and teachers can easily share classroom printers. Google Cloud Print lets you...

Print to a cloud-ready printer or a conventional printer plugged into a Windows or Mac computer running Google Chrome.

Securely share a printer with students or teachers as easily as you might share a Google Doc.

Print any file from a Chrome device simply by pressing ctrl + P (note: you’ll first need to set up your printer and associate it with your account)

Learn more about Google Cloud Print.

Easily upload assignments and files

With a Chrome device, files are just one click away from the Web. For fast uploads from a Chrome device, your students and teachers simply...

Insert a USB drive or memory card into the appropriate Chrome device slot, and files will automatically open in a new tab.

To upload photos, for instance, select photos and click “upload to Picasa,” then select an existing album or create a new one.

Learn more about downloading and managing files on a Chrome device.

Set up Wi-Fi or activate 3G

Chrome devices are designed to keep students and teachers connected anytime and anywhere. Whether they’re on Wi-Fi or using a Chrome device with 3G, they can...

Customize your Chrome device

Chrome devices provide students and teachers with their own personal web experience every time they sign in. Help students customize their Chrome devices using some of the following options...

Get the most out of Chrome

Everything your students and teachers do on a Chrome device, they may already be doing in the familiar Chrome browser. Chrome includes many features to help your students and teachers use the Web more effectively, including...

Omnibox – Enter a URL, bookmark a page, or search the web, a specific site, or the school intranet simply by typing in the “omnibox” at the top of your browser.

Instant – View search results and web pages even before you finish typing and without having to press enter, just by enabling the Instant feature under “Options” in the Chrome settings menu.

Translate – Instantly translate an entire webpage by clicking “Translate” in the browser banner that appears when you visit a page in another language.


Extensions – Add extra features and functionality to Chrome devices by finding and installing extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

Preview upcoming changes to Chrome OS

Chrome devices are designed to keep getting better over time thanks to auto-updates that provide students and teachers with the latest version of the Chrome operating system right when it’s released (generally every six weeks). Admins can choose to control the frequency of device updates. To see what changes are coming up...

Switch from the stable channel to the beta or development channels for a more cutting-edge version of the operating system

Read the latest updates about new Chrome functionality on the Google Chrome Releases Blog.

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