Chromebooks

A Chromebook is a personal computer running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used while connected to the Internet similar to netbooks, though there are a variety of apps that can be run offline. All the data is stored in the "cloud" accessed by an internet connection. A Chromebook is an example of a thin client.The first Chromebooks for sale, by Acer Inc. and Samsung, were announced at the Google I/O conference in May 2011 and began shipping on June 15, 2011. Lenovo, Hewlett Packard and Google itself entered the market in early 2013. In addition to laptop models, a desktop version, called a Chromebox, was introduced in May 2012.
Posts about Chromebooks
  • #GraciasALosProfes: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day in Mexico

    … Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, or Día del Maestro, in Mexico, where 30 GEG (Google Educator Groups) leaders are at the helm of the movement to transform education through technology in Latin America. Our Mexican GEG leaders empower their fellow teachers to harness tech to meet students’ needs. We are amazed at the innovative and inspiring…

    The Official Google Blog- 21 readers -
  • Creating a professional growth culture: 3 lessons from school districts

    … Whether it’s a 3D printer, a language app, or a Chromebook on a student’s desk, technology represents potential. The results can be profound, but learning how to make the most of new tools often requires dedication outside of the standard school day. We spoke with teachers and administrators at Cicero Public School District 99 in Illinois…

    The Official Google Blog- 16 readers -
  • All the best mobile accessories, now for your Chromebook

    … Chromebooks are blurring the line between desktop and mobile with the launch of Google Play store on Chromebooks. Our latest Chromebooks were built from the ground up with this technology. But until now, it wasn’t possible to appreciate the full range of experiences Android Apps can offer. After extensive user research and market analysis…

    The Official Google Blog- 29 readers -
  • All the best mobile accessories, now for your Chromebook

    … Chromebooks are blurring the line between desktop and mobile with the launch of Google Play store on Chromebooks. Our latest Chromebooks were built from the ground up with this technology. But until now, it wasn’t possible to appreciate the full range of experiences Android Apps can offer. After extensive user research and market analysis…

    The Official Google Blog- 24 readers -
  • Active listening apps on Chromebooks foster future skills

    … Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Michael F. Opitz, professor emeritus of reading education at the University of Northern Colorado and author of Listen Hear! 25 Effective Listening Comprehension Strategies. At today’s Google Next event, we’re announcing a new program to offer active listening apps on Chromebooks. Visit g.co/educhromebookapps…

    The Official Google Blog- 25 readers -
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