Easy Screenshot Shortcuts for the Chromebook Classroom

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Do your students have Chromebooks in the classroom? Teaching them to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is a quick and easy skill with SO many uses!

Do your students have Chromebooks in the classroom? Teaching them to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is a quick and easy skill with SO many uses!

Once students screenshot an image they can share it in so many ways!

  • Attach the image in an email
  • Insert the picture in a Google Slide
  • Attach the screenshot in a Google Classroom assignment (my favorite!)

This In this new era of digital learning, screen shots can also be used as an easy tool for formative assessment!

Partial Screen Capture on a Chromebook

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A partial screenshot allows the student to select a specific area of their screen to share.

To take a partial screenshot on a Chromebook, simply press control, shift and the window switcher keys at the same time.

A partial screenshot can come in handy in many ways. Here are a few ways I use partial screenshots in my classroom.

  1. Students can screenshot their highest score on an educational game they are playing. For example, I may assign a Quizizz game for students to play. They need to play it three times and submit a screenshot of their best score to me.
  2. Take a partial screenshot of an online simulation or virtual lab. Sometimes I have my students screenshot the parameters they used on a Phet or Gizmo simulation or share the results of their virtual lab. (Check out these virtual lab ideas in this post!)

Full Screen Capture on a Chromebook

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It is even easier to screenshot the entire screen on a Chromebook!

Just press the control and window switcher keys at the same time! Voila!

Are you distance learning this year? This is a great trick for students to capture and share their work using one of the virtual whiteboard apps!!

Hint:

Setting up an assignment in Google Classroom is an easy way to collect these screenshots! When you set up as an assignment, students can directly share from their Google Drive or upload the image. As at teacher, you can easily keep track of who has turned in the assignment and set due dates to be notified of late assignments.

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