Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

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Latest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales. Chromebook sales have surged in the U.S. In the report, the consulting firm notes that the increase in Chromebook sales “has coincided with the need for districts to implement online assessment,” and that Chromebooks’ ease-of-use and traditionally low prices have helped increase sales. [ 6 reasons Chromebooks are the device of the moment ].

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. research projects Google Docs has built in search - do research as you work: In Google Docs, there is a research pane where you can do a Google search directly from Google Docs collaboration - Google Apps is all about collaboration. When reading on a Chromebook, the student can easily search for the definition for an unknown word instead of struggling.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

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Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. Google Classroom Resources. Tip: Many of the best conversations on this topic happen on Google Plus or Twitter with the #gafe hashtag.

Getting More Out of Google Forms with autoCrat

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Most users utilize Google Forms for tasks such as surveys, data collection, assessments, contact forms, etc. Using Google Sheet add-ons you provide efficient and effective opportunities for the information you collect. Flubaroo - easy way to grade assessments Doctopus - creates shared folders and creates files to share with your students. A lot of the time, when we use Google Forms we want the data to collected in a tactile way (doc, pdf).

Illuminate Education Joins Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner

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Illuminate Education, a leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), today announced it has been certified as a Google for Education Premier Partner. As part of the partnership, Illuminate Education also selected Google Cloud Platform to power the Illuminate EIP. The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

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While the rate of growth is lower than in 2014 and 2015—when the market was fueled by a national trend away from paper and pencil and toward online assessments —lower average selling prices and a replacement market for outdated devices continue to drive volume, according to a release issued by the consulting firm. Google continues to capture market share: 57 percent of U.S. Chromebooks Thriving in U.S.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever. When teachers use tools they find online, they can inadvertently run afoul of privacy and security guidelines.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10 ( WWW.ACER.COM/AC/EN/US/CONTENT/HOME ) The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in classrooms to expand and enhance student learning. It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas. Gizmos help prepare students for rigorous new standards and online assessments.

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Hack Education

The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals. At the other extreme, online grade portals have prompted some parents to log in all the time and to obsess over their children’s grades.