What’s a Chromebook?
Chromebooks are laptop computers that run ChromeOS, an operating system developed and maintained by Google that is essentially just the Chrome web browser. Chromebooks are currently built by a number of manufacturers including: Acer, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba. ChromeOS is fast (starting up in about 8 seconds), and it is very easy to maintain. Updates come directly from Google after extensive testing, and there is no need for technical staff to perform the update. Students simply restart their Chromebook when an update has been indicated and within seconds, they will be able to log back in on a completely up-to-date Chromebook.
All students Kindergarten-8th grade are 1:1 with HP x360 11 Chromebooks. In addition to the Chromebook itself, each student will receive a charging cord/plug that is used daily to ensure that the Chromebook is fully charged for school the next day, and a case that always stays on the Chromebook.
More information about Chromebooks from Google:
- Chromebook Features
- Chromebook in Schools (Scroll down past the initial device advertisement for more information)
- Chromebooks for Education Overview (YouTube)
- Chromebooks for Education: For Every Student (YouTube)