Pearson has a catalog of more than 1000 courses available. Most of these courses will run on Chromebooks and iPads without concern. Some elective courses recommend using desktop Windows or Mac software as detailed below. Because Chromebooks and iPads do not allow for plugins or local storage, there are some courses that contain elements that are not Chromebook-compatible, nor have an iPad-compatible app that matches the software used in the course.
The Pearson platform is compatible with the Chrome operating system on Chromebooks and iPads. Pearson supports Chromebook and iPad usage in two major ways.
- Pearson is a web-based application designed to work in all modern browsers including Google Chrome, the sole browser of the Chromebook operating system.
- Pearson supports deep integration with Google Drive. Teachers and students can use their own Google Drive accounts for the purpose of submitting and viewing documents directly within the platform.
Pearson courses work on Chromebooks and iPads with some exceptions. In most cases, these exceptions do not interfere with the instruction, but in a few cases the courses are deemed incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads due to the instructional components that are incompatible. The following is a list of courses that are incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads, and a list of courses with essential elements that are incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads. These lists are subject to change.
Courses that are Incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads
These courses may not be used with Chromebooks and iPads. They each have essential installs or plugins or incompatible video content that is fundamental to the content of the course.
- Animation I A & B
- AP Computer Science A & B
- Coding 1 A & B (E)
- Earth Space Science A & B
- Educational Technology and Online Learning K
- Educational Technology and Online Learning 1
- Educational Technology and Online Learning 2
- Foundations of Game Design 1 (E)
- Game Design II (E)
- Introduction to Graphic Design A & B
- Java Programming I & II
- Living Music I & II
- Web Design I A & B
Courses with Essential Installs or Plugins
These courses are compatible with Chromebooks and iPads, but have installs or plugins which are essential to the course that are incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads. It is possible to use these courses without the optional additional plugin referenced within the course or with any alternate application.
- AP Statistics A & B
- Arts 6
- Arts 7
- Arts 8
- Discovering Music I
- Discovering Music II
- Discovering Music III
- Experiencing Music I
- Experiencing Music II
- Experiencing Music III
- Exploring Music I
- Exploring Music II
- Exploring Music III
- Statistics A & B
How to enable the foreign language keyboard in Chromebooks and iPads
Students in a foreign language course using a Chromebook or iPad can set the language on the keyboard and work within a notepad application to complete exercises in their course.
- Select your account picture in the Taskbar in the lower-right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and select Show advanced settings.
- Under Languages, select Language and input settings.
- If you don't see your desired language(s) listed, select Add. Select the checkboxes next to any languages you want to use.
- Select Ok.
- US should display directly to the left of your account picture. Select it, then select US keyboard in the menu. Select the language you wish to use.
- Note: You can quickly switch between keyboard languages by pressing Alt + Shift. Press Ctrl + Space to switch to your previous language.