Posted on August 25th, 2014
After using Chromebooks in Grade 5 last year, we decided to purchase a Chromebook for every student in Grade 3, 4, & 5. With 350 Chromebooks, we are one of the first Alberta elementary schools to have 1:1 technology!
Why do we like Chromebooks?
* Super fast startups - just 8 seconds
* Reliability - no hard drive or DVD player means fewer moving parts and fewer repairs
* Optimized to access the Google Suite of Tools - E-mail, Drive, Presentation
* All files are accessible at home through the student's Google account
* Paperless sharing of work between teacher and students
* Quick updates - A new program or patch can be updated and pushed to all Chromebooks quickly
* Safety - In the Google environment, the school has full control over internet access