I have used Chromebooks with students for nearly 5 years. When they were first introduced there were a lot of detractors who said they were cheap and would not allow students to do much on them. Staff development expert and Google Certified Innovator, Nichole Dalesio, shares the intricaies of using Chromebooks in the classroom.
There are many factors that need to be considered when deciding what devices to purchase for students. Most of the time, cost and technical factors play a huge role in the decision. This article takes a look at the advantages that Chromebooks have over iPads.
The question that many districts have faced over the last four years is whether to purchase iPads or Chromebooks. This article takes a close look at why some districts are moving from iPads to Chromebooks.
Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and Chromebooks go together like peanut butter and jelly. There are over half a dozen videos on this playlist of teachers across disciplines sharing how they integrate GAFE and Chromebooks into their classrooms.
For years, many schools could not justify going 1:1 because the cost was just too great. Then Google changed the game when they introduced the Chromebook. Chromebooks, which run the the Chrome operating system, are fast and have a long battery life. Ryan Whitwam has compiled a list of nearly a dozen tips for getting the most out of a Chromebook.
I'm a huge fan of Chromebooks because they are an affordable way for schools to provide a good device for students of all ages. Over the last few years there has been an explosion in the number of companies that make Chromebooks. There are so many models available that it makes it very difficult to compare them. If you are in a position in your school to make a recommendation for which Chromebook to purchase then this story is a must read!