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    The Growth of Chromebooks in Schools

    Google recently announced that 30,000 new Chromebooks are being activated for school purposes every day.  Because of the convenience they bring to teachers and students, the growth of Chromebook use in schools continues to increase. Chromebooks in American Schools Chromebooks are currently showing a strong growth in the education market, especially in America. The vast majority of Chromebooks are sold in the US for use in schools and universities. When first launched in 2011, Chromebooks did not become immediately popular in US schools. However, when Chromebook teamed with Samsung, schools began to accept Chromebook as a new platform for modern education. Google’s Chromebooks continued to gain popularity in American schools, and by 2014, 75% of Chromebook’s total…

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    Chromebooks for College

    Chromebooks are flying off the shelves. The product was received very well, and in 2014, many students and professors opted to have Chromebooks over other devices. The Google device is reaching very high popularity in schools, and many people are wondering about the specific advantages of owning Chrome OS over any of the other choices on the market. Basically, Chromebooks function through a web-based system where everything can be found in the cloud. The free 100 GB cloud storage keeps all of the Chromebook’s apps and documents so that they can be accessed any time you are online. Chromebooks and their battery life Chromebooks can usually be lugged around college all day. They stay alive…

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    7 Reasons Why Schools Are Moving To Chromebooks

    The race is on for technology giants as more and more schools put a premium on the value of education through technology. Earlier in the race, Apple’s iPads had the upper hand. However, after the much-publicised controversy, surrounding the Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPad contract in 2013, the limelight has shifted to the more economical Chromebooks. In the United States alone, comparative sales in the third quarter of 2014 would reveal that there were more Chromebooks shipped to schools than there were iPads. 1. The Advantages of Chromebooks The increasing popularity of Chromebooks can be attributed to many factors. Here are only six of the reasons that schools have…

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    EdTech: The Failed Models and the Hopeful Solution

    Regardless of where it is used, technology should ideally make things easier for everyone. It should allow everyone involved, from the developers to the end users, to increase their productivity, learn more, and advance and improve their techniques and output. These things, when applied to the education system, seem very promising. Imagine a school so technologically advanced that students, teachers, and administrators alike revolutionize teaching and learning. This was probably the vision the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) had in mind. In 2013, the city’s school district purchased and distributed iPads pre-installed with the Pearson curriculum. It was indeed a pioneer move that aimed to provide students and teachers…

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    4 Social Media Sites Educators Should Join

    Technology has afforded us with various ways to make our lives easier. Coupled with the Internet boom, it surely has made everything more accessible to everyone. Not being connected to the world wide web may sometimes feel like you’re being isolated from everyone else. There is no greater way of proving the truth than the saying “No man is an island.” With people all over the world communicating and interacting with one another with just a few keystrokes and a click here and there, it is simply impossible to not be connected with one another. Social media sites are all the rage right now. Big players such as Facebook, Instagram,…