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
  • At New Zealand schools, Chromebooks top the list of learning tools

    … at Point England School. Using G Suite for Education tools on their Chromebooks, students can work with other students, teachers, and parents on their lessons in the classroom, the library, or at home. Dorothy says “we’re seeing not only engagement, but actual literacy outcomes improve—it’s made a huge difference to the opportunities students will have in the future.” We look forward to supporting more countries and schools as they redefine teaching and make learning even more accessible for every student, anywhere. …

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  • English county council saves millions switching to G Suite and Chromebooks

    ….” From different locations across the region, staff began working collaboratively on Docs and Sheets and inviting others to join. The team saved money by switching to Chromebooks and Arnold and his colleagues started using Hangouts to join meetings to stay synced on daily work. Even firefighters, who were reluctant to try out Hangouts at first, started…

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  • English county council saves millions switching to G Suite and Chromebooks

    ….” From different locations across the region, staff began working collaboratively on Docs and Sheets and inviting others to join. The team saved money by switching to Chromebooks and Arnold and his colleagues started using Hangouts to join meetings to stay synced on daily work. Even firefighters, who were reluctant to try out Hangouts at first, started…

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  • #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…

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  • 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…

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