Tag Archives: Google Chrome

The Productive Scholar: Customizing Google’s Chrome Browser

chrome-logo-1301044215-300x3002There are many browsers to choose from when you want to surf the web. The choice for a browser may depend on which operating system you are logged into, or maybe there are certain applications that needs a certain browser. Sometimes, browsers have certain features built into them that a user likes for their web experience. Google’s Chrome browser recently passed Firefox (a highly customizable web browser) as the most used browser in the world (second in the United States after Internet Explorer). This talk discusses a little bit of Chrome’s background and why this browser’s ability to customize has made it a popular choice for web browsing. Continue reading

The Productive Scholar: Angel Brady on the Chrome Browser and Chromebook

Thursday, April 5, 2012
12:00 noon
Frist Multipurpose Room A
The Chrome Browser and Chromebook
Angel Brady

Angel’s presentation slide deck is available here.

A laptop that only takes seconds to boot up and runs one application, a browser, which in turn offers applications on the web. A laptop that has no ability to save files locally or even download software, because it’s all done in the cloud. A browser that uses apps that allow you to interact with different types of media, including rotating 3D models, without having to install plug-ins. A browser that has language translation built into it. We just described Google’s Chromebook and Chrome Browser.

In this Productive Scholar, the Chromebook and the Chrome browser will be discussed in terms of their roles in education and the Chromebook will be demonstrated. Come see what is so revolutionary about the way the Chromebook operates differently from other laptops, and find out why Google’s Chrome browser became the world’s most popular web browser, if only for a day (http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/21/chrome-beats-internet-explorer-thanks-bric/).

About the speaker:

Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Screencast: Using the Chrome Web Store to extend Chrome functionality.

In this screencast, we show you how to use Google’s Chrome web browser to install and extend its functionality. We look at how to get to the store, how to browse relevant applications, how to search for apps using keywords, how to install and arrange apps, and how to remove apps.

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On the latest release of the HTML standard

HTML5 LogoHTML 5 is the fifth major iteration of HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language. HTML is the markup language that uses markup tags to describe web pages. It is not a programming language. A browser then interprets the tags and then outputs a web page (including the text inside the tags). With all the new media capabilities and levels of interactivity we come to expect from any tech experience with our computer and mobile devices, HTML 5 was created to address these needs, and issues that HTML 4 had with these abilities. So what is HTML5 and what’s the big fuss? Continue reading