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Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads

Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Schools around the world are trading in desktop PCs for tablets, netbooks and increasingly Chromebooks, especially in the United States, new research shows.

 

The unexpected popularity of Chromebooks, which were dismissed when they first came out as stripped-down machines with limited appeal, is a challenge for Apple." from source: http://www.forbes.com/

 

See followup Article too:
"Six Reasons Educators Say They Are Choosing Chromebooks Over iPads, Netbooks And PCs" http://onforb.es/13A4O1B

 

#chromebooks #ipad #eLearning #education #OLPC #Training #Cloud

ghbrett's insight:

These two articles are interesting arguments for the Chromebook. I think the Chromebook in features resembles a portable dumb terminal (e.g. VT100) with a graphical user interface. The fact that all apps and content are stored remotely in the Cloud or on a Mainframe means that students are loggin on remotely not locally. This permits multiple students to share the same unit without surrendering control of their data / content. Also, the IT manager in cooperation with the curriculum specialist (e.g., Teacher, Trainer, etc..) can arrange a set of apps and storage space online. Another result of this approach is that students should be able to access their classwork and assignments offline from home or other sites such as public library PC's. Although their comment about iPad related to no key board, I wonder how much the inability to run Flash or Java is part of the problem.

 

Although the initial article is brief, it serves as a good starting point which gives six examples why the educators are switching to Chromebooks. It's good food for thought as we continue to move into the Cloud (e.g., Mainframe like enviornments.)

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BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion

BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"BlogSummarizer provides.

All your blog post are summarized and indexed and the summaries and keywords are organized into powerful and easy-to-use knowledge bases.

 

To display the content of a knowledge base, BlogSummarizer uses a powerful visualization engine. This engine generates on-demand visual summaries and visual knowledge maps. The visual summaries display the most relevant keywords with summaries, and the visual knowledge maps provide you with a comprehensive network of related blog posts based on the entire content of your knowledge base.

 

All visual summaries and visual knowledge maps are exportable to browsers, word editors, and mind mapping applications. You can publish your visual summaries and visual maps simply by embedding them in your blog and web pages.

 

Most importantly, the visual summaries and visual knowledge maps run on all computers and devices: PCs, Macs, Linux, tablets and smart phones. " from source: http://www.websummarizer.com/BlogSummarizer/

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ghbrett's curator insight, March 23, 2013 5:10 AM

This indexer and search engine creates a knowledge map which looks very much like a mind map to produce a tree of terms and summaries.