New from NCCE: The Chromebook App List from the Tech-Savvy Teachers

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We are pleased to release a new tool from the NCCE Tech-Savvy Teachers, the NCCE Chromebook App List!

The list will always be at this short link:

http://techsavvy.link/chromeoslist

One of the hurdles for teachers adopting Chromebooks in their classroom is finding alternatives to software they previously used on their Windows or Mac desktops or laptops, or even their iPads. While the there will be more options as ChromeOS allows installation of Android apps, that feature is not reliably available out of the box on most new Chromebooks as of July 2017, and almost no older Chromebooks.

This list is a mixture of Chrome extensions, Chrome Apps, and web-based tools that help drive productivity, production, and creativity. All of these tools have been tested by our team on both newer and older Chromebooks and are 100% compatible based on our experiences.

This list is maintained by Jason Neiffer and Mike Agostinelli, the NCCE Tech-Savvy Teachers. Both are Chromebook and Chromebox users, and regularly support thousands of student and teacher ChromeOS users as part of their day jobs.

We intend this list to be a living document and will change and adapt over time. We would love your input, suggestions, or corrections! Hit us up on Twitter, @techsavvyteach and @mikegusto, or, email us!

As with any list you find on the Internet, you should research and carefully vet any tool in detail with your technology staff before adopting in your classroom, school, or district. Also, we have focused primarily on functionality with these recommendations and have not completed a detailed analysis of compatibility with specific devices, data privacy policies, FERPA, CIPA, COPPA, etc.

Please share this list with others, and please let us know of additional resources we can add to this resource!

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Dr. Jason Neiffer is the NCCE Tech-Savvy Administrator in Residence. Jason is the first Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school. Since MTDA's start in 2010, he has led a team of over 150 teachers building a supplemental online education program delivering over 120 course titles to tens of thousands of students across the State of Montana. Before working with MTDA, Jason was a veteran classroom teacher with experience in two high schools building thriving programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production, and computer science. Jason is a leader in educational technology integration and popular speaker and trainer with experience working with thousands of teachers from all levels to improve their tech-savvy teaching. Jason has been honored as a Distinguished Educator, Most Inspirational Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen,” Blackboard Catalyst for Teaching and Learning, and NCCE Eric Jensen Leadership awards.