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2016 e-Learning News #5 (Issue 15 2016)

Written on the 28 September 2016

This edition of the e-Learning newsletter contains an excerpt from an article which I recently read about Chromebooks and their increased use in education around the world. The article was written by Anthony Speranza, who is the Senior Teaching and Learning Leader at St. Mark's Primary School in Dingley, Victoria.

The rise of the Chromebook
"A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed, one which runs Google's web-based Chrome operating system. At the core, a Chromebook is designed to be used with an internet connection with most applications and data residing "in the cloud" which is accessed through the Chrome web browser.

Popularity for the device is picking up pace around the globe, like in Malaysia where the national school system utilises Chromebooks for 10 million students in their primary and secondary schools. Their efforts of integrating the web through the Chromebook and Google Apps for Education forms part of their national plan to reform its educational system.

Chromebooks merge perfectly with Google Apps for Education, which is now used by more than 50 million students and teachers around the world. The productivity suite, which includes already popular apps such as Docs, Gmail, Calendar and Drive, also includes Google Classroom which allows students and teachers to collaborate on homework and other assignments in real-time."

Interested in reading more?

The entire article can be found at the following link:
https://anthsperanza.com/2016/04/08/the-rise-of-the-chromebook/

Bernadette Thorpe
e-Learning Coordinator

 

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