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About Digital Classrooms

"Classrooms have come a long way. There’s been an exponential growth in educational technology advancement over the past few years. From overhead projectors to iPads, it’s important to understand not only what’s coming next but also where it all started.

We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad." - Jeff Dunn

This was written in 2011 and sure enough Ipads are losing their place in the classroom.  Where Ipads were great for allowing students to have more interactivity in the classroom.  Virtual models could be presented to the students in a quick and easy way.  With Chromebooks on the rise students can get that same interactivity but do more creating and sharing.  We are preparing students for a future that we cannot imagine. Our goal is to provide students with the skills to face future challenges resourcefully and creatively is critical. {It’s not about using digital tools to support outdated education strategies and models; it’s about tapping into technology’s potential to amplify human capacity for collaboration, creativity and communication. It’s about leveling the playing field and providing young people worldwide with equitable access to powerful learning opportunities.-International Society for Technology in Education}


What are Chromebooks? 

     Very similar to a laptop except the way they store data.  Chromebook is a different breed of computer. It runs on Google’s web-based Chrome OS, which is designed to be used with an Internet connection. Most of Chromebook’s documents and apps exist in the cloud. And Google automatically provides 100 GB of cloud storage for every Chromebook.  The obvious benefits of everything being saved on the Web is that you’ll have access to it from any computer. Plus, if your Chromebook ever bites the dust, you won’t have to worry about losing all your apps, documents, and settings. They might not be a powerhouse, or eye-catching, but they’ll tackle basic Internet tasks like the best of them.