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!

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You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. When reading on a Chromebook, the student can easily search for the definition for an unknown word instead of struggling. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! What Can You Do On a Chromebook? chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

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Surge in Chromebook Adoption Leads to Increasing Need to Keep Students Safe    

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School leaders have an ironclad legal requirement to ensure student safety and privacy when using online tools for learning known as CIPA, the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Without appropriate controls and a realistic understanding of student online behavior, use of communication and collaboration tools on school-or district-provided devices such as Chromebooks can create legal minefields for school districts, as well as unsafe or even dangerous environments for students.

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away from paper and pencil and toward online assessments —lower average selling prices and a replacement market for outdated devices continue to drive volume, according to a release issued by the consulting firm. Chromebooks Thriving in U.S. Marketplace K-12 2-in-1 Android Chromebooks eLearning Google International K-12 Markets K-12 marketplace

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. Flubaroo - easy way to grade assessments Doctopus - creates shared folders and creates files to share with your students. Add-ons Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Drive Internet My Training Videos Script all of which are great uses but are limiting you.

Auto Chrome OS Update Breaks CAASPP (SBAC) Test Compatibility

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We have a problem with Google Chromebooks and CAASPP testing. New Chromebooks auto update before we can enroll them which means we cannot lock their Chrome OS version to one officially supported by SBAC. Given that one of the big compelling reasons behind school adoption of Chromebooks over iPads is how well they handled the SBAC online assessments, this is kind of a big deal.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . integrated with HP Chromebooks.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

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Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year. The Chromebooks and charging carts were purchased with $3.18 A four-year replacement cycle will be set up for Guilderland’s Chromebooks.

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

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Integration of Google Classroom – Illuminate users will enjoy single sign-on, direct links to Illuminate’s Data & Assessment platform within Google Classroom’s interface, and syncs from Illuminate to Google Cloud around gradebook and assessment results to provide greater interoperability between the two systems. Educators will be able to connect learning activities in Classroom with assessments from Illuminate to create a more comprehensive learning experience. ?

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. While I could spend this entire article on that topic, one seminal difference stands out: Where PCs and Macs could be used as a closed system via software, materials saved to the local drive, and native tools, Chromebooks and iPads access the internet for everything (with a few exceptions) be it learning, publishing, sharing, collaborating, or grading.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

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Online assessments has fallen from its top ranking in 2015 and 2016 to eighth place this year. The drop indicates that districts are more prepared for high-stakes assessments. One reason for the shrinking role of BYOD is the low cost of devices such as Chromebooks, which allows more schools to provide devices for kids. Online assessments are also easier to accomplish on standardized devices.

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

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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.

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My New Favorite Thing

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Now if only Apple would make an iPad/Pencil combo for $350 and convince SBAC to develop a tablet friendly version of their online assessments, they’d have a real shot at taking on the Chromebook in the classroom. The 9.7″ ″ iPad Pro arrived this week and I think the picture says it all. The ink experience on this thing is amazing.

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. Gizmos help prepare students for rigorous new standards and online assessments.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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.