What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?


Back in 2005, one of the biggest stories in tech was a project by a group of MIT professors to build a $100 laptop and give them to children in schools around the world. At the time, a typical laptop cost well over $1,000.

What's inside your laptop? Cool infographic

Educational Technology Guy

Laptops, among other technologies, are both cool and complicated. The infographic below helps people understand the basics of what is inside the laptop and how it works. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. educational technology infographics laptop

How Google Chromebooks Compare to Traditional Laptop Computers


From our friend at TechRadar

The Google Cr-48 Laptop. A Review.

The Web20Classroom

Not expecting anything (and not noticing and weird markings or wires) I immediately opened the box to find a brand new Google Chrome Cr-48 Laptop. For those that don''t know the Cr-48 is Google''s first lap that runs the ChromeOS. Not a netbook and not a laptop either.

Laptop Ban? Things You Can Do With Just a Smartphone


The laptop ban on this route came into effect shortly before my trip and it would have been really inconvenient for me to re-route. Writing : I do most of my writing on Google docs anyway, regardless of which device I am using. Productivity laptop ban smartphone

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools

The Hechinger Report

Google and Apple both made big education technology announcements this week, unveiling new products designed for schools. When school districts buy laptops for students to use in the classroom, the cost doesn’t stop at the price per device. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

The Principal of Change

Having a conversation with a school administrator, he shared his frustration with his district’s plan to buy the same laptop for every teacher in his school district. You could simply use Google Apps for Education.

Tablet, Laptop, or Both? Which Is Right for You?

The Innovative Educator

Laptops with real, not touchscreen, keyboards are better for producing, but while you can certainly read on them, it's not as pleasant an experience. The consumption benefits of a tablet, with the full power of a laptop. Google works fine. I love checking out new tech.

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?


“Beyond being distracting, students also use phones/laptops/devices as objects to hide behind to avoid participating in class or interacting with their peers.” What you’re really talking about when you talk about laptop bans, says Jesse Stommel, is student freedom.

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. Icons via TheNounProject.com)The joy of teaching in the 21st century is that there's so much available for teachers and students to use.Sadly, that's also the frightening, crippling thing about it.There's so […].

Finally - Laptops More Affordable Than Back to School Supplies

The Innovative Educator

Laptops for all children. Neverware makes this possible with CloudReady , a new technology which turns almost any old laptop into a Chromebook with support to ensure the device works. Schools can become Google Apps for Education schools, with free email, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet drawing and more. Coming this fall, a new innovation to replace the classroom 20th century pencil-and-paper technology!

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’


Without the school computer, she wouldn’t have had her own laptop to work on. She used it to stay connected with friends through her school’s Google Chat system and watched Netflix, but also saved time for academics.

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher by TeachThought Staff While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, increasingly Google is the choice for schools and districts looking for something organized, useful, and inexpensive that’s available on tablet, laptop, Chromebooks, desktop, smartphone, and more. In fact, the sheer diversity of Google […].

4 Hidden Features of Google Classroom


Over the past two years, Google Classroom has become a popular learning platform for many teachers using G Suite for Education. While Google Classroom provides many great affordances, three in particular can save teachers and students much time and also increase workflow efficiency.

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Google’s Soli Uses Gesture Technology to Immerse K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Google’s Soli Uses Gesture Technology to Immerse K–12 Students. In January, the Federal Communications Commission approved Google ’s Project Soli , a sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect touchless gestures. .

Google Chrome: Bring Back Your Tabs

Teacher Tech

Tweet Maybe you’re like me, and you rock 42 tabs at once in Google Chrome. I sometimes need to restart my laptop to regain its zip. Chrome Google Keyboard Shortcuts googleThis can really slow down your computer.

WriteWell for Google Docs: Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing, and Feedback (Part 1)


Google Add-Ons and Extensions provide an excellent array of research, writing and feedback tools perfect for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook users. In this first post, we’ll be focusing on WriteWell for Google docs. What is WriteWell for Google Docs? Blog G Suite Google

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Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google Announces Android Apps for Chromebooks - Very Nice!!

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday, Google Announced the first 4 Android Apps that are available for Chromebooks. Offline Google Apps (Gmail and Docs) and now Offline Evernote. I have no need for a windows laptop, even when I''m out of range of WiFi or 4G. And, Google said more and more are coming.

Google Slides now available offline!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Docs/Drive is a great, free resource that allows you to create, edit, share, collaborate on, and comment on Documents (Docs), Spreadsheets (Sheets), and Presentations (Slides), all online. I use Google Slides (Presentations), the equivalent of PowerPoint, for all of my presentations. I would always save a copy of my presentation as a PDF file to my laptop in case I didn''t have a good internet connection. Related: Google for Educators Resources.

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Announcing the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast!

Shake Up Learning

The post Announcing the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast! The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast with Matt Miller and Kasey Bell. Today I am making an official announcement about my new podcast with Matt Miller from DitchThatTextbook.com , The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast!

Add YouTube Clips to Google Slides


As Google Apps (G-Suite) becomes more ubiquitous in school settings, it becomes more useful for SLPs to tap into the power of these tools. Another tool you can consider within Google Slides is the ability to insert a YouTube clip.

Best Google Education Apps for Teachers

EdNews Daily

From providing students with laptops, to providing tools for teaching in science and math classes, tech has helped teachers. In that spirit, here is a list of must have Google Education apps that improve the lives of teachers, and students, too. Google Expeditions. Google Maps.

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10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs. by Brooks Hocog , The Google Docs Team. Take meeting notes in a Google Doc and share the notes with your fellow staff. Access Google Translate right from Docs and make translating a breeze.

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Google Supports Ed Tech Research into Modern Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Google Supports Ed Tech Research into Modern Classrooms. Educators consider laptops, like the ever-popular Chromebook , to be the most effective technology in the classroom. The Economist Intelligence Unit, with some help from Google for Education , explored the critical role of technology in the classroom in the recently released report, “ Fostering exploration and excellence in 21st century schools.” meghan.bogardu…. Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:36.

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8 Awesome Reasons to Go Incognito in Google Chrome

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Awesome Reasons to Go Incognito in Google Chrome appeared first on Shake Up Learning. You Need to Go Incognito in Google Chrome! Here’s Why: Yep, I’m talking about Google Chrome again! One of my favorite little features in Google Chrome is called incognito mode.

The demise of Google’s Project Ara and modularity in computing

The Christensen Institute

From a business model point of view, Google could enable an ecosystem where modules could be provided by multiple third parties, collecting platform rents and expanding the market to potential nonconsumers on the basis of price reduction and customization.

5 Tips for Administrators to Make the Most of Google Calendars – from Jennifer Carey


One of my favorite Google Apps resources is Google Calendar. If your school has enrolled in Google Apps for Education , it is part of your GAFE suite of tools. With a Google Calendar, you can more effectively organize and plan your administrative tasks.

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Two Creative Ways to Use Google Slides – from Greg


One of the staple tools in Google Drive is Google Slides. Typically viewed as a tool to create linear presentations, much like PowerPoint, there are potentially two interesting approaches to using Google Slides in the classroom that move beyond traditional linear presentation slides.

New! Google Earth for Chrome


Some weeks back I discussed Google My Maps as a tool integrated with Google Apps (used by many districts) that can be used to target spatial concepts, description, and narrative while working with curriculum contexts.

Top 10 Reasons Every School Should Go Google!

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 10 Reasons Every School Should Go Google! The Top 10 Reasons to Go Google! It’s no secret that I am a fan of Google and the G Suite for Education program. ” Going Google is a no-brainer! Top 10 Reasons to Go Google!

Google Drive comes in handy during Power Outage

Educational Technology Guy

Google Drive is Google''s online file storage system and the way you access your Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations. Luckily, I have Google Drive on my laptop at home and was able to access all of my Google Docs offline. Once the power came back on, the changes I made synced with my Google Drive account and were available to me later. Thanks Google Drive! Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Shake Up Learning

Back to School with Google Chrome Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide! Why not make the most of what Google Chrome has to offer and get you and your students ready for school with the best apps, extensions, tips, and tricks?

Ideas for Using the Voice Typing Tool in Google Docs


If you are using Google Docs and have access to a computer, laptop, or Chromebook with a microphone, you have everything you need to get started with voice typing in your classroom. For a detailed list of voice typing commands, visit Google Docs Help. *

Resources to get Started With Google Apps and Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Switch to Google Chrome Browser when using GAFE on a PC or laptop. hl=en&ref_topic=3399709 (includes screen, menu and keyboard and touchpad) Step 1: Watch these videos for an overview: What is Google Apps for Education (GAFE): [link] Why Chromebooks for Education?: Google Apps for Education (GAFE) K-12 Demo: [link] Chrome OS Guided Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLPcVAyNPE&feature=youtube_gdata_player Follow me on Twitter and Google+.