Chromebooks at School
KIPP LA Schools
"There is no software to install, no imaging that needs to be done. The less administrative burden you have to manage, the more computers you can put out in the classroom and sustain and maintain over time."
Director of Technology
Crook County School District
“We don’t have to worry about installing software or doing updates and imaging. It’s just plug and play, it’s amazing!"
Astoria High School
“It adds to my lessons and it adds to the students’ interest and intrigue in the topics that we’re learning because they can look into them in ways that are quicker and that they’re more accustomed to.”
Thomas Jefferson High School
“Compared to other computers, it doesn’t take long to load up. It’s instant on, instant off.”
KIPP Bay Area Schools
"My class is entirely run online and so my course has shifted from more of a direct instruction model to a more interactive base model where the students are actually required to think independently, create, and collaborate. I think it’s definitely a better model for learning. I think the learning becomes more authentic."
McDowell County Schools
"They boot straight to the internet, we don't have to have PD [Professional Development] on how to use the OS. To use a device that doesn't require PD is a game changer."
Director of Technology
The web changes the way students interact. And really, we have to change the way we teach. Chromebooks open the whole world up to students. The collective knowledge of the entire human race is on their desks."
"Give a child an intuitive computer and compelling multimedia software, and then watch their imaginations take flight. Chromebooks and Google Apps provide that potent combination."
Rocky River School District
"Another person and I, in and hour and a half last Wednesday, set up 30 Chromebooks. So the difference is huge as far as deploying Chromebooks on a large scale. I wouldn’t even consider deploying that many iPads."
Dianna Foley, Ph.D
Oregon High Desert Education Service District
"We essentially give the [Chromebook] boxes to the students and within 20 minutes we have students, from fourth grade to high school, who are on the internet actually already responding to blog posts and writing and publishing within one class period. I've never seen that before in my life."
San Juan Unified School District
"The Chromebooks, as I see them, really are a strong tool for that online publishing that we want students to do in the classroom. The teachers who have the iPads have been actually kind of jealous of the teachers that have Chromebooks."
Professional Learning & Innovation
Leyden High School District
"While it’s still relatively young, the Chromebook Management Console has the right things to get us going: the simple things like being able to choose a proxy server and turn off guest mode and push out web apps and extensions and blacklist and whitelist extensions from a very easy interface that is web-based is huge for us."
Fond du Lac School District
"Chromebooks have far exceeded our expectations in a device for Fond du Lac's 1 to 1 initiative. The Chromebook is our creation station for students, a must for the culture change in education from a consumptive to creative and critical thinking environment."
Fondy Tech Team
North Country School
"...we plan to have our students take Chromebooks to the barn when the sheep are giving birth to baby lambs in the spring. For each lamb born, students will be able to work together to record important information, including height, weight, length, color, and more in a Google Doc and share that information more broadly with everyone in the school. This is just another example of how Chromebooks and Google Apps will help students work together."
Director of Information Technology
Richland School District 2
“Chromebooks allow us to focus on our students, not the devices. With the Web-based system, we also don’t have to spend money on maintaining the technology as the Chrome OS software automatically updates by itself, for free. This is extremely important given our limited budgets.”
Technology Integration Coordinator
Hartford High School
"Digital History is a completely different teaching experience from my other classes because of the Chromebooks. Before introducing the technology, even though I was into the history, the students had trouble retaining the information. Now, it is an entirely collaborative experience and the students are as engaged in their learning as I am in teaching the subject."
Columbus State University
"We've seen a big shift toward wireless Internet availability and portable devices. Students no longer want to be tied to a computer lab to complete their work. Rather, they want the ability to work from anywhere, at any time."
Executive Director of Operations and Infrastructure
Council Bluffs Community School District
"The Web offers something new and fresh every day, so learning is no longer reading a stale textbook. Now we're able to incorporate new educational and interactive Chrome Web applications like GeoGebra and Aviary as soon as they become available. As a result, students are inclined to do more thoughtful, thorough work."
Director of Information Systems
Chromebooks for your classroom
Easier. Faster. More Secure. Chrome devices are instantly personalizable by each student or teacher, and easy to manage, making them an ideal solution for bringing the power of the web to your classrooms. Here’s how Chrome devices are helping K-12 schools of all sizes make the grade:
School day 1:1 programs
Many students and teachers lack classroom-based computer or web access due to high costs or the logistical challenge of supporting school-based networks. But now, that’s all changed. Chrome devices enable you to...
- Scale access to the web with computers that are simple to use and easy to distribute
- Share devices among students, with no manual set-up for different users
- Enjoy constant connectivity through integrated Wi-Fi and optional 3G, for always-on access without relying on school networks
- Administer machines throughout the school, no matter how many Chrome devices you have, or where they’re being used
Fulltime 1:1 learning
Learning doesn’t stop when the school day ends, so why limit access to applications, collaboration tools and homework resources after school? The educational disconnect between school and home can now be bridged with Chrome devices, which make it easy for...
- Students to access the web, their applications and files wherever they are, with light weight, long battery life and fast start-up
- Teachers and students to collaborate on homework and learning after the last bell
- Administrators to assign and manage one machine for each student every school-year, with no manual maintenance, security patching or time-consuming support
Classroom computer carts
Maintaining a classroom-based computer cart has long been a hassle. Students moving from class to class have to log into a central network or be limited to the installed (and hard-to-maintain) software on each machine. Now, computer carts take on a new life with Chrome devices, which offer...
- The ability to share machines with virtually no machine set-up for different users
- A “stateless” environment for a personalized experience, available to all students and teachers just by signing in
- Access to a vast array of educational sites, online experiences, and apps that promote learning, collaboration and creativity
Labs and libraries
Library computers can be tough to manage–even more so if they’re made available for check-out. Chrome devices make it easy for study areas, labs and libraries to offer on-site computer access and loaner machines, with...
- Easy sharing among different users, requiring no individual user set-up
- An online learning environment where undesirable sites and apps can be blocked
- Access to homework, collaborative projects and learning applications, anytime and everywhere, just by signing in
- Easy to manage and maintain machines that are free from viruses and malware, with no security patches or upgrades needed