Teachers in Alpena, Michigan, took delivery of Chromebooks this summer in preparation for using them with students in the fall. While it's a good idea to allow staff to familiarize themselves with what the students will be using, the students are the ones that ultimately will need training. However, students don't need training in how to use the Chromebooks, but in how to handle the devices.
Most students have tablets or smart phones available at home, or at least they've used these devices, which are relatively solid little screens without a keyboard. While Chromebooks behave quite a bit like these other devices, the Chromebook is really two pieces, and that makes them a bit more vulnerable to students used to solid, one-piece electronics. The screens are where problems happen most, when students pick the laptops up by the screen, not to be destructive, but out of habit. Cranium Chromebook Protectors can help eliminate problems from students not knowing the best way to handle Chromebooks properly. Plus, there's a built-in whiteboard. Read more here.
Brian Jaeger writes columns for respectable websites all over the kingdom.