Why Use Chromebook for Schools?

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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.


Cloud Friendliness

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.

how are you going to invest

So last week I was called in to school, where I am on the governing body, for a finance meeting to discuss the budget for the next 5 years. It wasn’t an easy meeting and even though the team have done a fantastic job of making the books balance there are tough choices to make. ICT for Schools Technology is not top of the list when you are looking at where to spend your limited funds so how are you going to build it in?

There looks to be a number of ways that you can make the money go further and definitely the big technology companies are stepping up. Google have announced in the last week an iPad trade-in scheme where schools can get up to £120 for their older iPads when buying a Chromebook. This means a brand new Chromebook for school would cost around £30, partners like YourCloudWorks have been quick to get this out to schools in planning for the summer.

HP have also started their subscription program which allows schools to rent technology instead of having to pay outright for the devices. This means it is far easier to build an ICT technology budget that is fixed and delivers from day one what you need to transform your teaching. The cost of renting is often cheaper than buying outright in a 3 year rolling program, so definitely worth looking at.

We are looking at a number of ways of supporting schools in being able to deliver the technology they want to their students today. Whether it is parental contribution, funding, subscription or trade-in schools are going to have to box clever over the next few years with the squeeze on budgets coming!