Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks

Kajeet

Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives. One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1

Why Chromebooks Have Expanded in K-12 Classrooms

Kajeet

Did you know Chromebooks made up 60 percent of all U.S. To put that number in perspective, in 2012, Chromebooks made up less than a single percent of the education market, according to Computerworld. So why are Chromebooks gaining—and maintaining—the momentum within the K-12 classroom?

Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Student Jemar Lee explains why blended learning was ideal for him. The Digital Learning Collaborative.

TED-Ed as a Teaching Tool

Kajeet

Sometimes teachers need additional tools in the classroom. Digital Learning Tools and Tips MDM ChromebooksSomething to elevate the conversation among students, to spark a new perspective on the world, or to enhance the real-world importance of a particular lesson plan.

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Digital Learning in Action: TECH 2018 Showcase

Education Superhighway

If you have any doubts that digital learning is transforming education, look no further than these presentations from students at Illinois’ TECH 2018 event this year: Robots in the Art Room. Digital Learning

How Digital Learning Has Changed the Game for 3 School Districts

Education Superhighway

In the past few years, concerted efforts like E-rate modernization and various statewide initiatives have helped bring digital learning opportunities to students across the nation. Digital Learning

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Building the Digital Dream.

Tech for 2018: 10 things worth trying this year

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech 1:1 classroom blended learning chromebooks digital learning edtech educational technology elearning g suite gafe Google Apps googleedu laptopsTech tool options continue to grow. There's a lot out there. Here are some new -- and familiar -- ones to try in 2018.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

Although even the youngest children are considered tech-savvy today, there exists a difference between a child who knows how to use a tablet to watch videos and a child who knows how to navigate a device for active learning. Much of that achievement is due to the Chromebooks, Morgan said.

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

eSchool News

Latest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales. Chromebook sales have surged in the U.S. 6 reasons Chromebooks are the device of the moment ]. Chromebooks held 41 percent of sales in Canada, 9 percent in Finland, 9 percent in the U.K.,

One MDM Dashboard, 10 Reasons to Use It

Kajeet

Devices in the classroom are becoming as common as pencil and paper once were, with 79 percent of educators, in a recent survey, reporting daily student device usage in class. This “ Student Tech Devices in the Classroom ” infographic shows 31 percent use Chromebooks, 26 percent use iPads, and other types of devices are also used by schools. Digital Learning Technology Insight MDM

HP launches new education Chromebook

eSchool News

As the Chromebook’s classroom popularity grows, its features expand. HP Inc.has launched the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) — a durable, lightweight Chromebook designed to meet the needs of students and educators.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom. iPads to Differentiate Instruction in K-2 Classrooms.

Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think

eSchool News

According to the New York Times , the massive adoption of Google and its Chromebooks in U.S. classrooms (accounting for more than half the mobile devices shipped to schools) is signaling a “profound shift in American education;” and they’re calling it the “Googlification of the classroom.”

Confessions of A Digital Leader: 6 Things I Learned While Implementing Digital Learning

RafranzDavis.com

Through the course of our implementation and relaunch of Google Apps, I’ve definitely learned that the word “free” is such a myth. I learned that kids will type terrible things and change ink to white in order to make pages appear blank. Ipads and Chromebooks.

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. Showing a growing trend in the field, this year’s FETC brought more educators than ever before – almost 10,000 school professionals, from superintendents and principals, to instructional technology coaches and classroom teachers. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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30,000 Chromebooks reach middle schoolers in N.C. district

eSchool News

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is equipping each of its 30,000 middle school students with a laptop this year in the district’s latest move to make its classrooms more tech-savvy. The initiative caps two years of efforts to connect classrooms to the internet.

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Everything you never knew about using Google in the classroom

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Google Professional Development (PD) Resource Top News add-ons apps chrome chromebooks CUE cue 2015 extensions google certified teacher Google Docs

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Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. He is in the San Francisco Unified School District as a Learning Integration Designer, and he does it with digital technology.

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The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video.

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Kensington launches new cases for Chromebooks, iPads

eSchool News

Chromebook, Tablet Projection Stand, and BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case with Screen Protector for iPad Air 2. Educators and students alike can use these desktop and mobile accessories to enhance their productivity and provide protection for their learning tools. When it comes to education in the digital age, the right tech tools and accessories can truly enhance the educational experience,” said Brian Knauss, Global Product Manager, Kensington.

Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms

eSchool News

Chromebooks continued their steady growth in education, securing 58 percent of K-12 market share in 2016, according to a new report examining technology trends in the K-12 education market. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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Be Wary of Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Principal's Reflections

With advances in affordable technology, such as the ultra-cheap Chromebook, it has been tough for schools to resist spending these funds on devices. In some cases the technology resides unused in classrooms and schools due to the cart before the horse approach.

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Why classrooms can’t go blended without going digital

The Christensen Institute

Today, February 22, is Digital Learning Day , which highlights instructional practices that effectively use technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience as well as the educators and school leaders that are working to improve student outcomes. Digital learning is also a very important part of our blended learning model. Student-led digital learning for blended success. This can be a school, learning center, or computer lab.

"Teachers Talk Technology" Report Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use

techlearning

Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology.

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

LIVE: Using The Right Tool In Your Digital Classroom | #ISTE2015 Panel Discussion

TeacherCast

In this ISTE 2015 panel discussion, we bring together Apple Distinguished Educators and Google Certified Teachers to discuss how you can incorporate the best of both worlds in your learning environment. What is a digital learning experience? What is next in learning?

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3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

EdTechTeacher

G Suite for Education provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn and grow. When combined with a Chromebook or laptop, the core G Suite programs create a powerful platform for learning. Google Slides to Make the Physical Digital.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

Bearden, “There is no silver bullet for addressing digital equity in school communities.” The Perfect Storm In 2014, Beaverson PS passed a bond with significant amount dedicated to technology and by 2016, Beaverton had 32,000 Chromebooks and 10,000 iPads being used in the district.

Building a growth mindset: students reflect on #BreakoutEDU

FETC Converge

That confusion is a part of the learning progress, though, and one that I want to better address in our future debriefs. Read more at Tech & Learning. Uncategorized #BreakoutEDU Chromebook classroom digital learning learning tools training teachersLast week, Adam Schoenbart Adam Schoenbart, high school English teacher at Ossining High School, facilitated a new kind of #BreakoutEDU experience.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This past June, I had the privilege of visiting 13 Malaysian public schools–eight of which, despite these challenges, were implementing fantastic blended-learning programs that were truly changing instruction for their students.

Introducing the math selfie

eSchool News

These high-tech, mathematically-savvy and, let’s face it, just plain cool selfies are just one way Wichita Falls ISD students are using digital technology in their classrooms as a way to enhance and enrich learning.

Chrome Education or Hapara?

Tomorrow's Learners

I often run into two scenarios when discussing Chromebook management with schools. They are: Should we use Chrome Education or Hapara to manage our Chromebooks? Chrome Education can be described as a device management tool, whereas Hapara can be described as a classroom management tool.

Students hosted a tech PD conference at their school — and Google followed suit

eSchool News

Last fall the district checked out Chromebooks to its middle schoolers and set aside days to train teachers in ways to leverage laptops to make the most of having tech in every student’s hands. 21st Century Skills Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Professional Development

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

eSchool News

Acer has launched its new Acer Education Seed Program, which offers K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to test either a cloud-based Acer TravelMate B117 notebook with Windows or an Acer C730E Chromebook with Chrome OS for free, with no risk, since there is no obligation to purchase.

How a small district turned every student into a music composer

eSchool News

Spending seven years as music teacher in Big Sky’s rural community, I encounter daily the educational benefits that a small school district offers students, particularly in its abilities to offer more intimate backdrops for learning.

3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

eSchool News

The clash is coming from so-called Gen Z, the first generation to be considered fully “phigital”—unwilling or unable to draw a distinction between the physical world and its digital equivalent. Digital is King.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Even more confounding is all three Classrooms offer functionalities that one might find in a learning or device management system. Google Google Classroom. Updates and Upgrades: The first of the “Classrooms,” Google Classroom launched in August 2014.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. My students loved having subtitles on during short videos because it gave them more opportunities to interact with and learn from the content. A learning tool should have few or no distractions.

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