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Order Chromebooks Early (If You Can)

Beat the curve on school technology purchasing 2020 has been a year like no other. In March alone, we saw tens of thousands of Chromebooks rush-ordered by districts needing take-home devices for their students. Many schools had only a matter of days to shift entire districts to online learning, while at the same time, manufacturing disruptions in China resulted in significant availability issues. These snags in the supply chain caused …

Meet Your New Go-To For Classroom Apps

Teachers Spoke and Google Listened As of early 2019, over 30 Million students and educators worldwide use Chromebooks in the classroom. With stats like that, it’s no wonder that when educators offer up feedback on Chrome products and services, Google listens.

Good-bye Chromebook Inventory, Hello Chromebook Getter

Out with the old and in with the new for bulk Chromebook management tools! We’ve loved ChromebookInventory ever since we added Chromebooks to our lineup of K-12 tech. When it comes to bulk Chromebook management add-ons for Google Admin Console, this has been a long-time favorite of the FireFly tech team! ChromebookInventory lets you export organizational units (OUs) and metadata into a Google Sheet. There, you can easily manage and update systems …

I.T. HERO 101: Organizational Units (Part 2)

Freshening Up Clean Up Admin Console–Restructuring Old OUs Maybe you’re already knee deep in OUs and don’t have the luxury of working with a fresh canvas on Google Admin Console. If your school is working with a pre-existing OU structure and it’s just not working it may be because:

I.T. HERO 101: Organizational Units (Part 1)

Set up a well functioning Google Admin Console with the perfect organizational Units If your school’s 1:1 technology program relies on Chrome OS, you’re no stranger to the Google Admin Console. For those who may just be getting started with their 1-to-1 technology program, here’s the scoop. Google Admin Console is a central place to manage all G Suite services over all your district’s devices. With it, you can update G-Suite settings, …

I Spilled on my Lenovo Chromebook! What do I do? – FireFly

The Answer… STAY CALM! Have you ever noticed a water drop symbol on the bottom of your Chromebook and wondered what it was? Turns out, it’s a simple solution to a very common problem: accidental spills. Instead of flooding and harming to internal components, with a spill drain, water can flow through the device and exit through the bottom without causing any damage.