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The Next Crop of Chromebooks

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 10, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Chromebooks are the go-to edtech tool for classrooms across the country. They are durable, rugged, ultra-portable, easy-to-use, have a long-life battery and, most importantly, affordable. Many Chromebook options land in the $200 to $300 price range with the next performance level up costingabout $500 to $600. 

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Topics: Chromebooks In Schools, Chromebook Security

Most Popular Devices of 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 16, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Chromebooks are at the forefront of edtech devices and for good reason. Need a device that’s sturdy enough to take what kids can dish out? Go for a Chromebook. Need something powerful enough to meet all your app and online needs? Grab a Chromebook. How about something that does all of the above, while still staying comfortably in budget? You got, Chromebook.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Chromebooks In Schools, Lenovo, HP, Dell

Follow These 7 Steps To Secure Your Chromebook

Posted by Arey Jones on Aug 22, 2018 3:28:31 PM

It is more common than ever to see Chromebooks dotting the desks, offices and libraries of schools around the country. These devices are changing the way students learn and teachers teach. Unfortunately, that also means there is a greater risk for Chromebooks to go missing, be accessed by unauthorized users or even stumble onto sketchy websites, so it’s essential to keep your Chromebook secure at all times and in all capacities. 

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Topics: Chromebooks, Technology Security, Chromebooks In Schools, Chromebook Security

Administrators: Here is your Summer Reading List

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 27, 2018 2:02:37 PM

Whether you’re hitting the road this summer or just lounging by the pool, a great book can really enrich the experience. Why not make it one that puts you ahead of the game with education technology for the fall term? Wondering about Chromebooks, G Suite or Google Classroom? Brush up on your knowledge or even demystify a topic with a paperback. We’ve chosen a couple guides for mastering tech in the classroom that are a must-have on your summer reading list.

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Topics: G Suite, Chromebooks, Chromebooks In Schools, Google Classroom, Teacher Professional Development, Summer Professional Development, Teacher Coaching, Productivity, Manager Professional Development, Administrator Professional Development

How To Choose Your Next Chromebook

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 16, 2018 3:21:24 PM

Google’s Chromebook is the laptop that is ultra-portable, is easy-to-use and keeps going with a long-life battery. It’s also in a class by itself because instead of running Windows or Mac OS it runs Google’s Chrome OS. Keep in mind that all Chromebooks are really designed to work when connected to the Internet. So if you’re looking for a school laptop that can run traditional offline programs, Office, Adobe, etc., the Chromebook is probably not your first choice.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Chromebooks In Schools, Google, Dell, Samsung

8 Podcasts Every EdTech Enthusiast Should Subscribe To

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 4, 2018 8:30:24 AM

Podcasts are one of the best sources of information about educational technology available today. These digital audio files are like radio for the Internet. They can educate, inform and entertain us, but on our own time. Each podcast contains multiple episodes which can be downloaded onto our phones, laptops and other devices.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Educational Technology, Microsoft, Chromebooks In Schools, Microsoft Education, Google, Google Education, Podcasts

New Chromebooks For Education in 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on May 29, 2018 3:59:01 PM

Chromebooks are changing the way students learn. Today, more than 25 million teachers and students are using Chromebooks for education globally, 30 million teachers and students are using Google Classroom and 80 million are using G Suite for Education. Chromebooks allow educators to teach with touch screens, apps, 3D printers and even remotely if need be.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Educational Services, Educational Technology, Chromebooks In Schools, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS

Top Chrome Extensions For The Google Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on May 9, 2018 3:29:54 PM

Google Classroom has been instrumental in changing the way education looks today. It streamlines assignments, boosts collaboration and fosters seamless communication to help make teaching more productive. There’s also the advantage of being able to integrate hundreds of Chromebook apps and extensions that save teachers and students time and make it seamless to share information. Extensions enhance the browsing experience by tailoring Chrome’s functionality towards individual needs and preferences. 

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Topics: Chromebooks, Apps In The Classroom, Educational Technology, Paperless Communication, Academic Technology, Technology In The United States, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Google Classroom, Classroom Organization, Google, Paperless Classroom, GSuite, Google Suite, Google Chrome

30 Educational Technology Tips in 30 Days

Posted by Arey Jones on Apr 25, 2018 4:41:06 PM

We all want to be more productive, rested, calm, collected, alert, and generally amazing. Here are 30 tech tips that can help you leave the month better than you found it.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Educational Services, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Learn By Doing, SMART Goals, Paperless Classroom, GSuite, Google Suite, Microsoft Office

Greener Pastures: The Dawn of the Paperless Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 19, 2018 10:27:19 AM

I picked up my son’s backpack the other day, and the weight of it astounded me.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, 21st Century School Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Healthy Students, Classroom Organization, Paperless Classroom

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