There are tons of activities that your kid can engage in when using a Chromebook.
Originally, Chromebooks were optimized for Google apps such as Gmail, Google calendar, and google maps, etc. However Chromebooks have revolutionized to incorporate lots of productivity apps including Google Play Store.
Some of the high-end models even incorporate software applications such as the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Photoshop.
Remember, your kid does not have to be connected to the internet to get the most out of a Chromebook computer. There are over 200 Chrome apps that run without internet connectivity including Gmail and Google Drive.
Also, she can enjoy playing games whether online or offline. However, she may have limited options of games to play on, a Chromebook compared to a laptop.
For the most part, boys and girls often use laptops for school work. But there are more ways in which they can get the most out of this device.
So, what can your kid do on a Chromebook laptop?
What Can Your Kid Do on a Chromebook?- Top 5 Activities
1. Edit Images with Adobe Photoshop
Unlike a laptop computer, a Chromebook cannot run Photoshop. However, Adobe recently announced that there would be Photoshop available for streaming on Chrome app.
This means Photoshop will also work well on Chrome Linux and Chrome OS. For this to happen, windows version will run on Adobe servers and lastly streamed to Chrome web browser.
2. Use Chrome OS Launcher as a Calculator
If your kid wants to do quick calculations on a Chromebook, they can use the recently updated Chrome OS launcher. All your kid has to do is type the problem that he or she wants to solve and put the equal sign to get the result.
With the Chromebook, your kid can learn basic mathematical calculations such as multiplication, addition and subtraction. It can also calculate unit conversions like ounces to grams, inches to centimeters, grams to kilograms and so on.
All your boy or girl has to do is type in the number and unit identifier.
3. Make Skype Calls
Kids can use Chromebooks to chat will family members and friends online using the skype service. Chromebooks can also use web interfaces to help your kid make audio or video calls.
4. Use OK Google to Search for Information
Google added one of its powerful voice activation to Chrome browser and launcher. For your kid to open it, he or she will have to click on the setting icon and find search section.
Then, s/he will be required to enable the OK Google to start voice searches. Some of the searches that Google offers are:
- Find a movie
- Find nearby places
- Find time
- Answer trivia questions
- Convert between units
- Define words
- Solve math problems
- Translate Phrases or words
- Calculate tips
Even if it doesn’t launch applications like it does on Androids, your kid can still do cool stuffs with a Chromebook.
5. Draw a Masterpiece on a Touchscreen Chromebook
Most Chromebooks are touchscreen enabled. A good example is the Samsung Chromebook Plus Convertible that folds into a tablet mode.
Therefore, your kid can put to test her drawing skills among other talents.