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Will Chromebooks for Education Be a Good Deal for Schools?

Will Chromebooks for Education Be a Good Deal for Schools? | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it
Having long wooed the educational market with its Apps for Education suite of productivity tools, Google is now poised to bring to students and teachers the hardware necessary to take full advantage of these Web-based apps and of the Web itself.
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David Paquette's comment, January 18, 2012 4:47 PM
After using a Chromebook briefly, I found there to be a few glitches and it offers only a fraction of what a computer w/ a hard drive can. I love the idea, but I would need to spend more time sitting down with one and exploring what it's ADVANTAGES are when compared with laptops and/or desktops besides cost and mass.
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27,000 Google Chromebooks headed to U.S. schools

27,000 Google Chromebooks headed to U.S. schools | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it
Google has found allies in three school districts that will bring the browser-based laptops to thousands of students. At least some of those kids not-so-secretly covet tablets, though. Read this blog post by Stephen Shankland on Deep Tech.
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Back to School with Google Chromebooks | MindShift

Back to School with Google Chromebooks | MindShift | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it

Some critics of Chromebooks have claimed that the Web just isn’t ready for people to rely solely on cloud-based apps, the schools I spoke to today disagreed.

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Andrea Tripodi's comment, January 16, 2012 10:39 AM
After getting over the shock of being handed a device made by other than Apple, I was actually able to have some good interactions with the Chromebook. I am limited to the use of apps at this point, and so I am not fully aware of what the expectations of this device actually are. According to the article, upgrades have been promised. However, the fact they they are unable to interact with classroom devices such as WhiteBoards, may be quite limiting. On the other side, the facility with which they may be used is amazing, as well as the speed. For schools that lack the finds, as mentioned in the article, the ability to avoid the cost of maintaing a server, as well as the ability to rent the Chromebooks, increases access across economic lines for districts. Personally, I love my iPad, but I could see the benefit of Chromebooks in schools.
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Leonard Tallevi's comment, January 18, 2012 4:48 PM
I tend to agree with the view taken by The Fessenden School in West Newton, Massachusetts. I wouldn't want to give up what we have, but I would live to have these for student research! Right now I'm spoiled with what we have access to!
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Google Chromebook vs Apple iPad: Which Is Better For Classrooms? | Edudemic

Google Chromebook vs Apple iPad: Which Is Better For Classrooms? | Edudemic | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot of talk about how iPads are terrific for the classroom. But what about the more standard laptop? Is there still a place for the usual piece of hardware in the classroom? I think there is (for now) and that it’s worth checking out the new upgrades to Google Chromebooks right now.

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David Paquette's comment, January 18, 2012 5:00 PM
My initial feeling, prior to reading deeper is that the iPad can be more useful in the classroom for both educators and students alike. It gives you more freedom for circulation and it has more power in terms of storage directly on the device. I don't NEED internet to use the iPad. This debate could simply boil down to price, which would make the obvious choice a Chromebook...
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The Devices of Change: What's To Come -- THE Journal

The Devices of Change: What's To Come -- THE Journal | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it
New technologies like iPads and cloud computing are driving changes in the way students learn and the way teachers educate. But change is about much more than the device, according to Rushton Hurley, executive director of Next Vista for Learning.
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Google Chrome Blog: Bringing Chromebooks to every classroom

Google Chrome Blog: Bringing Chromebooks to every classroom | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it

Many schools are eager to improve access to the Web and technology for students and are planning to provide each student with their own device.

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Are Chromebooks the Ideal Computer for Education? | Techland | TIME.com

Are Chromebooks the Ideal Computer for Education? | Techland | TIME.com | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it
The first computer I ever used in a classroom was the Apple II. My first grade teacher, Mrs. Hogan, would line us all up against a wall before walking the class over to the computer lab, a rusty bungalow tucked away in a dark corner of the school.
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Leonard Tallevi's comment, January 18, 2012 4:44 PM
I would like to see how our experience with the Chromebook works out. I think it is a winner - especially since it looks like it is way less expensive. However, I can't imagine our school without the ability to make iMovies. However, I expect that this will soon be in the cloud.
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Google Chromebook works great as long as you're online - USATODAY.com

Google Chromebook works great as long as you're online - USATODAY.com | Chromebooks in Education | Scoop.it
Google Chromebook notebooks have gone on sale. A review of the Samsung Series 5 with 3G reveals plusses and minuses of living in the cloud.
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David Paquette's comment, January 18, 2012 5:05 PM
Without internet the Chromebook is at a huge disadvantage. It becomes about as useful as a paperweight. I love the simplicity and its use of the cloud technology. I need more time to let this technology develop and to think of all the possibilities that would exist if I had a class set of these. What if the internet is down, or working slowly that day?!