Finally Coming Together- Using an Interactive Chromie Bootcamp Chart
My ebook/Hyperdoc– “Chromebooks for Kids- Training Your Elementary Chrome Squad” was created to better transition elementary students from iPads to the ever popular Chromebooks. It is a Step-By-Step comprehensive guide for teachers to share with their students learning to use Google tools on Chromebooks in a Personalized Environment. It was born out of my own need to have something to structure a “Google Apps Curriculum” of sorts to get my students more familiar with the new devices in our classrooms. For those of you that have been through the Google Educator Training, I modeled my book after that training process and hopefully, my material is a bit more simplistic for my younger students. 🙂 To best understand this process, go back and read posts #1-#4 about our Elementary Chrome Squad.
After months of revising and colleague input, I finally feel confident enough to post the final editions of the two main charts I used to get my “Chromies” to seamlessly work in their independent personalized Google lessons. Both charts are from my new eBook- “Chromebooks For Kids- Training Your Elementary Chrome Squad” coming out on Kindle at the end of June. Make sure that you sign up to your right – “BE NOTIFIED ABOUT MY NEW BOOK “CHROMEBOOKS FOR KIDS” if you are interested in receiving email notifications regarding my book.
This interactive “Chromie Boot Camp Chart” you see above, is the heart of my book and most commonly used by my students to stay on track. Each numbered step is interactive, meaning that the kids click on the step that links them to the Google App Lesson page they are working on. Each page has a series of videos to watch, assignments to try and followed up with a Google Form to see if they were ready to move on to the next app. Also on this chart, you can see what a Chromie badge looks like including the coveted gems they earn when they help others with the tech skills they have learned, which the kids absolutely love!
My second chart titled – “Independent Work Stations” is not interactive, however, it was also very helpful, especially at the beginning so students would know where to find help if they needed it, knowing where others were working at that same level.
In my book you will receive:
*Directions on How To Use “Chromebooks For Kids- Training Your Elementary Chrome Squad”
*6 Chrome Squad Goals To Guide Action Plans
*2 Charts to Help Manage Learning Paths for Ability Groups
*60 of my “Suggested Apps and Extensions” that link directly to The Chrome Web Store so no searching required.
*A Google Form for each of the 8 steps to assess student mastery before progressing to the next step.
*2 Pages of Printable Name Badge Styles for Students to wear, along with the actual links used to purchase what I found were the best plastic badges.
*Instructional Material to best use 6 of Google’s most basic Apps- Chrome, Drive, Docs, Slides, Keep & Draw to Create, Collaborate and Communicate Student Work
*Over 68 Links to Carefully selected Video Lessons and Websites to teach young children how to use Google Tools using a language they can actually understand!
*How to Find, Edit & Save Images to Google Drive using 6 Different Resources to find Copyright Safe Images
*5 Suggested Video Tools to use and Share Video on Chromebooks
*Printable Storyboard for Students to Use when organizing Video Projects
*And a few creative EXTRAS!