Chromebooks don't have java but desktops do
ipads don't have flash but chromebooks do
desktops are glitchy with google classroom when using chrome but firefox will work
explorer is still necessary for the intranet sites
When in doubt try another machine or browser and when possible test out sites you want to use on the machine the students will be using it on.
tech signup slots are added through the entire first semester here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4eaeab22a75-online1
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