8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

Recently, Google unveiled its second Chromebook, called the “Pixelbook.” Since then, a lot buzz has been created over Chromebooks. So what are Chromebooks and why should educator and students get one?

A Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Google’s very own operating system called “Chromium OS”. The laptops were initially designed to be used only with internet connectivity as the majority of applications such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, etc are all cloud-based applications.

8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 2/9/2018

4K Chromebooks Are Coming

4K Chromebooks Are Coming

Yeah, you read that right. We have some interesting stuff happening in the world of Chromebooks right now, and this development is right at the top of the heap.

In the event that we have some readers who haven’t really cared enough about marketing speak to figure out what 4K is, let’s cover that very quickly. 4K (or UHD – Ultra High Definition) is simply marketing language for a display with a pixel layout of 3840×2160.

4K Chromebooks Are Coming

Original Article Appeared 2/7/2018

Dell Chromebook 5000 Series Mixes Versatility And Durability

Dell Chromebook 5000 Series Mixes Versatility And Durability

As much as Microsoft would like you to believe the standard Chromebook compromises on power and foregoes certain “premium” features to keep retail pricing low, more and more of these ultra-affordable Chrome OS laptops provide touch-enabled configurations, pen support, convertible designs and ruggedized exteriors.

The all new Dell Chromebook 5000 Series is no exception, going public at the 2018 BETT Show in London with plenty of bang for your buck. Starting in February 2018, you’ll be able to buy Dell Chromebook 5190 devices for as little as $289, with your choice of a dual or quad-core Intel Celeron processor inside.

Dell Chromebook 5000 Series Mixes Versatility And Durability

Original Article Appeared 1/25/2018

Loom 2.0 - Create and Edit Screencasts

Loom 2.0 – Create and Edit Screencasts

Loom is a free screencasting tool that works in the Chrome web browser. In addition to using it on a Chromebook, you can use Loom on a Mac or Windows computer as long as use the Chrome browser. Loom will let you create a recording of anything on your computer’s screen. There’s also an option to use your webcam while recording.

This week Loom announced the launch of version 2.0. Loom 2.0 includes the option to trim sections out of your videos. Initially, Loom limited recordings to ten minutes. That restriction has been removed in the latest version of Loom. Learn more about Loom 2.0 by watching the video that is embedded below. Watch for the bit about how you can use emoji reactions with your videos.

Loom 2.0 - Create and Edit Screencasts

Original Article Appeared 1/18/2018