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Why Use Chromebook for Schools?
A Chromebook is a laptop running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used mainly when they are connected to the Internet, with most applications and data stored in “the cloud”. This make chromebook for school an ideal choice.
Cost effective and competitive on pricing
You can buy a Chromebook for under £150. Chromebook can save you PC maintenance costs because it has minimal data stored in so you do not need any extra purchase of Antivirus and backup software. In addition, you do not need to worry about hardware upgrades because all of your work can be done by Chrome browser and web apps. Therefore, admin can easily configure Chromebooks and manage all user accounts centrally through the internet.
The Chromebook boots up extremely fast, from switching it on and it’ll be running in less than 10 seconds. Quicker than the average Laptop
Google says ‘within seconds, you’re on your favourite sites and apps.
Efficiency and battery power
One main feature of Chromebook is its all-day battery life which is great for using in the classroom. No need to bring a power charger everywhere as these devices offer you a long 8.5 hours superb battery life compared to normal netbook which normally provides 3-4 hours of battery life.
Because your files are saved online rather than to your actual laptop, you can access them from any device anywhere – all you need is an internet connection.
Your Chromebook will automatically update with the latest anti-virus and other software so you do not need to worry.
Each time you switch on your Chromebook it will check for updates and install any that come up. This means you’ll always have the latest version of the OS. It does all of this at no extra cost too.
If you would like to know more about chromebook for school or other devices for your school give us a call 01494 611 465 or visit our resources page.
edde is working on a simple calculator to give you a budgetary cost of a scheme in regards of the contribution needed for the devices you want to use in your establishment
Making sure you have the right technical advice, training and support will be essential in success of your E Learning scheme and here at edde we are committed in helping find you this partner.
What support are you going to need in implementing your scheme? The below list gives a number of pointers on key areas to focus on:
- Infrastructure – Is the network, internet connection and wireless able to support the number of devices on the scheme?
- Operating system – What operating system does the school use, are you going to continue, could you change?
- Device choice and support – Are you needing support to being taken on this journey, check our deciding a device section for more ideas.
- Ongoing support – As an establishment are looking for warranty support or a managed service?
- Training (It is ESSENTIAL) – Training for teachers is key to the success of any device roll out, the IoE recommended recently that 70% of investment in technology should be in training, obviously this was caveated with budgets not always allowing it however a serious investment is highly recommended.
edde being totally agnostic is happy to work with the partner you may have already work with or introduce you to a suitably matched partner to the requirements.