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The Chromebook-Infused Classroom

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Tuesday, June 25, 3:15–4:15 pm
Location: Room 116

Tanya Avrith   Holly Clark  
Discover how to use Chromebooks in the classroom to create meaningful learning experiences that teach kids the power of creation, deep learning and problem-solving.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: gmail will be helpful
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This objective of this session is to give educators classroom examples and a framework for infusing Chromebooks in powerful and meaningful ways that impact student learning. We will look at the ways we can go beyond digital literary to reach digital fluency, and the importance of this idea. This session will use a variety of classroom examples with hands- on interactive learning to help teachers see, experience and take part in an overview of how we can use Chromebook to foster deep and effective teaching and learning in the classroom to go beyond the consumption model of note taking and slide presentations.


Hands- on Learning Activity: “The True Power of Chromebook in the Classroom” activity infused with technology that we use to break down the learning framework and mixologist strategies for empowered learning.

Using the learning framework we will look at learning outcomes and the technology tools that can be used to amplify the learning process.
   1. Lessons from Around the World
     A quick tour of 3 classrooms using Chromebooks in dynamic and effective ways
     Groups breakdown the characteristics of these three classrooms

   2. The Chromebook Infused Classroom Learning Framework
     Hands-On Example
     Group Analysis
     Add ideas to collaborative learning doc
   3 Three tools that deepen the learning experience
     Digital literacy vs Digital Fluency
     Why an effective Google Search is more important than you think
     Sample an interactive hands-on lesson using Classroom, Fligprid, VR and Google Geo Tools
     Groups breakdown the characteristics of this lesson and how it relates to the characteristics      from above.

   4. More Examples
      From Making Meaning to Transfer of Knowledge
      Hands- on learning reflection

   5. Reflections, Resources and Question Time

All participants will leave with a set of resources prepared by Shake up Learning and The Infused Classroom and their own collaborative doc.

Supporting research

This session will be based around ideas of Making Student Thinking Visible by both Ron Richard and John Hattie. It will include a look at essential questions from Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggens and Jay McTighe. It will look at the constructs of cognitive learning theory found in Make it Stick by Peter Brown. All concepts part of the book The Chromebook Infused Classroom by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith.

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Tanya Avrith,
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Holly Clark, The Infused Classroom

Holly Clark is an Education Strategist from San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since the year 2000. Holly has taught in both independent and public schools and is the co-founder of #CaEdChat. She authors a popular education blog: and gives keynotes to audiences world wide. You can follow her on twitter @HollyClarkEdu. In 2017, Holly published her first book The Google Infused Classroom which is available on Amazon.

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