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Chromebooks in Education

Cyclone > Chromebooks in Education

Chromebooks are fast becoming the most widely used digital device in schools. They’re fast and simple to deploy, manage and use. Their unique architecture makes them incredibly secure, and their affordable price point is increasing learner access to web-based technologies like never before. Find out why Chromebooks are the best choice of digital device for your learners.

1. Speed

Academic learning time is a scarce resource, with little of it to waste waiting for new devices to get into learners’ hands, for operating systems to boot up, and for learners to reach the plethora of new and emerging learning tools now available on the web. Google knows this, which is why Chromebooks were developed to work easily out of the box: fast to deploy, less than 8 seconds to boot up, almost instantaneous login, and a super-fast web browser. Learners expect quick access to the web-based tools and information they need to get on with learning – Chromebooks make that a reality.

2. Simplicity

No more expensive, complex and time-consuming device imaging needed – a Chromebook is a shared, multi-user device by default, taking the hassle out of IT management and giving technicians time to focus on more pressing infrastructure issues.

 

Managing learners devices should be easy. With Chromebooks, a simple web-based management console allows schools to easily enrol their new Chromebooks and instantly pull down all of their device settings via the Cloud. With the current Ministry school license programme, Chromebooks are able to be managed via the Chrome Management Console, enabling classroom and student use policies easy – contact Cyclone to assist in the policies implementation.

 

Learners these days expect simplicity when using technology. The Chromebook’s user interface was built with that in mind — intuitive and easy to navigate. New touch screen options are making Chromebooks a viable option for younger students too, who rely less on a keyboard and trackpad interface.

3. Security

Each time a Chromebook is turned on, the latest update is applied by Google – globally, the updates are applied to the browser meaning schools don’t need to worry about this task.

 

Managed Chromebooks are also easy to track and protect, and special third-party add ons allow for geolocation so should your Chromebooks go wandering they can easily be tracked down and returned.

4. Affordability

Perhaps the most well-known benefit for education. The low-cost of going Chrome means schools can achieve far better device ratios than before, with many going 1 to 1 and reaping the benefits. Once desired ratios are achieved, schools then need invest only a fraction of what they did previously to maintain their infrastructure due to an increased use of cloud services and a reduced dependency on expensive onsite services. This allows schools to invest far more in the professional development their teachers need to use new and emerging technologies effectively.

 

With extensions integrated on to browser and your learners have access to a powerful arsenal of tools allowing them to learn, create and connect to their community in truly meaningful ways.

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