My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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Chromebook Creation: Slides, ThingLink, & Snagit

Chromebook Creation: Slides, ThingLink, & Snagit | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

With Chromebooks being adopted as the 1:1 tool of choice in schools throughout the country, it is helpful to note that there a number of options that allow for student creation that go beyond the suite of Google tools. One example of this creative potential takes advantage of a staple in the Google Apps library, Slides, and works in combination with Thinglink as well as the Chromebook screencasting option from TechSmith, Snagit.

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LOVE Snagit!!

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4 Reasons For The Rise of Chromebook

4 Reasons For The Rise of Chromebook | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Google’s Chromebook laptops have become more popular in the classroom than Apple’s iPad. IDC reported third quarter Chromebook sales of 715,000 versus Apple’s 702,000 iPads.

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Yep - working on mine right now.  Love my Chromebook!

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Chromebooks lay groundwork for online testing in all schools

Chromebooks lay groundwork for online testing in all schools | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

With a Google Chrome Cart with 30 new Samsung Chromebook laptops in each of the city’s schools, the Warwick School District is taking steps toward providing valuable and necessary technology to students of all ages.

 
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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. They are listed by category with some explanations. 

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While LAUSD struggles with iPads, Boston picks cheaper, more flexible chromebooks

While LAUSD struggles with iPads, Boston picks cheaper, more flexible chromebooks | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Unlike Los Angeles Unified School District’s notorious struggle rolling out its iPad program — which included everything from students hacking tablets to look at porn to the final whopping $800 per tablet price tag coming in $100 over budget — Boston’s Chromebook roll out was positively serene according to the district. It may be in its best interest to say so, but if there’s been any big goof-ups with the Chromebooks roll out local news has not yet gotten wind of it.

 

Chromebooks have been gaining prominence in schools for some time now. Multiple industry experts have told Pando that the Chromebooks’ cheaper price tag (usually under $300), accompanying keyboard, and simpler management tools for teachers make them far more effective than iPads in the classroom.

 

For Google the spread of Chromebooks in the classroom is nothing but good news. It fits with Google’s regular playbook: Own the medium where content is consumed, and money will follow.

 
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