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
  • Chromebooks are at the head of the class in Canada's K-12 schools

    … Around the world, education has undergone a technological revolution. Cloud-connected devices and learning applications are shaping new ways of teaching and learning. Across Canada, school districts are using Chromebooks and G Suite for Education to expand learning opportunities for students from diverse communities and backgrounds. And now…

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

    … New Zealand educators are changing their approach to teaching, building personalized learning pathways for every student. Technology plays a key part in this approach. New Zealand has joined the list of countries including Sweden the United States where Chromebooks are the number one device used in schools, according to analysts…

    The Official Google Blog- 26 readers -
  • 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…

    The Official Google Blog- 21 readers -
  • 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…

    The Official Google Blog- 24 readers -
  • #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 -