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Cheap Chromebooks teach Apple a lesson: Price matters | Cult of Android

Cheap Chromebooks teach Apple a lesson: Price matters | Cult of Android | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Google has passed Apple in the U.S. education market, according to IDC data obtained by The Financial Times, which shows Google’s Chromebook laptops are more popular now in the K-12 classrooms than the iPad.
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These are interesting findings about which we shouldn't be surprised because once the "me first" factor is no longer in play then economics or "bang for your buck" is too often the driver of education based purchasing. Suffice to say I'm not attracted to either and would rather see a classroom with a mix of options preferably under a BYO structure whether it be device, technology or browser. 

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Chromebooks and iPads: Rivals No More (EdSurge News)

Chromebooks and iPads: Rivals No More (EdSurge News) | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a teacher or an administrator, you may be asking yourself, “Chromebooks or iPads for my classroom?” If a school is looking to go 1:1, which one is the better choice?
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Another argument for ensuring that students have access to a range of options for interacting with technology, (anyone for BYO??)

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OPINION: Why We Are Misunderstanding the Chromebook iPad Debate (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Why We Are Misunderstanding the Chromebook iPad Debate (EdSurge News) | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Stop me if you have heard this argument before.We have decided to buy Chromebooks for our students because they do 90% of what students can do on a typical computer at 1/3 the cost."

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An interesting look at the iPad-Chromebook dichotomy. Though the article is very much focussed on the advantages of iPads, (maybe it should be tablet in general), it does have some useful suggestions on how iPads can be used. Perhaps a more rounded piece might lead to a conclusion that a classroom in which students can access a range of tools which best suit purpose is in the end the best situation of all.

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Take a Chromebook instead of an Apple to your teacher | ZDNet

Take a Chromebook instead of an Apple to your teacher | ZDNet | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
If your school has Wi-Fi, an inexpensive Chromebook may be your best computer choice. Indeed, some schools have already decided that Chromebooks are the best laptops for their students.
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Though different in a lot of ways, Chromebooks are a definite challenge to iPads and other tablet technologies especially in the education space. As such it is important to know what's on offer.

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