• EdTech

    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…