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Chromebooks in Education

Schools around the country are trying to decide between Chromebooks and iPads. This collection of resources looks at why so many schools have decided to go with Chromebooks.
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Chromebooks in Education
  • Beth Still says:
    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.
  • pcworld.com
    pcworld.com

    Why Chromebooks are schooling iPads in education

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    Beth Still says:
    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.
  • theatlantic.com
    theatlantic.com

    Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

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    Beth Still says:
    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.
  • Beth Still says:
    Some people try to argue that Chromebooks are not useful unless they are online. Google Support shares a long list of things you can accomplish on a Chromebook while it is offline.
  • Beth Still says:
    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.
  • geek.com
    geek.com

    11 tips to get the most out of your Chromebook

    5 minute read
    Beth Still says:
    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.
  • zdnet.com
    zdnet.com

    Chromebooks in school: How to pick the best laptop for any student

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    Beth Still says:
    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!
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BloomBoard Asks:What's your preferred student device? If you're using Chromebooks, what are some of the cool things you are doing in your classroom?