Chromebook for School: While students may still use pencil and paper in the classroom, it is safe to say that technology is on the rise. According to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), there are roughly 2,000 schools all over the globe using its Chrome OS computers.
If this number doesn’t impress you, consider the following: the number of schools using Chromebooks has doubled over the past three months.
As published by Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist at Google, Chromebook usage is on the rise.
Here is a brief excerpt from Casap’s blog post on the Official Google Enterprise Blog:
“2012 was a year of opening doors to learning on the web for more and more students each day. With the web, students and teachers are using new technology and devices to collaborate with each other in class, from home, and around the world. We want Google in Education to help open more doors and we’re pleased to announce there are now 2,000 schools using Chromebooks for Education–twice as many as 3 months ago. And with several Chrome devices available today, there is a device for any school, any student, anywhere.”
Believe it or not, there are many schools that have hundreds upon hundreds of Chromebooks for educational use. For example, Transylvania County schools in North Carolina have 900 devices. Even more intriguing is St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida with more than 2,000 devices.
Along with the growth in terms of Chromebook users, Casap is proud of another fact:
“The Google Apps for Education community also continues to grow, with Chicago Public Schools bringing 270,000 students, teachers and administrators into the cloud.”
Chrome OS is currently available on laptops manufactured by Acer and Samsung, with HP recently joining in on the action with its new Pavilion 14.
Lenovo is also expected to try its hand in the education market with its new Lenovo ThinkPad Chromebook.
What are your thoughts on Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s continual growth in schools around the globe? Do you think this trend will continue into the future?
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