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

Optimised 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.

See the Chrome Device Quick Start Guide

Getting ready

Chrome devices work well in most learning environments. See the Chrome Devices for Education Planning Guide to confirm that they are a good fit for your school.


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


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


Boot up a Chrome device in under 10 seconds, sign in, and start learning! See the Tour of your Chromebook getting started guide for tips to get started.

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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 primary and secondary school classes so that students in different grade levels are ready to access them the first time that 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

Primary School

Middle school

Secondary 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 in to a Chrome device, the experience is immediately personalised 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 in to 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 Chromebook 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...

Customise your Chrome

Chrome devices provide students and teachers with their own personal web experience every time they sign in. Help students customise 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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