Google I/O is an annual developer conference organized and hosted by Google. I/O is an important event during which Google announces features and products that are in development. Some of these products and features will make their way into the classroom.
Last year during Google I/O we learned that Android Apps would soon be available on Chromebooks. Over the past year we have seen access to Google Play on Chromebooks slowly roll out to select Chromebooks as an option beta experience.
http://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/0013Android-on-ChromeOS.jpg7871029Hewie Poplockhttp://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cb4s01-300x105.pngHewie Poplock2017-05-22 01:24:592017-06-09 01:45:27The Future of Android on ChromeOS
With first-quarter shipments exceeding Macs in the United States, Chromebooks are very popular. Schools and enterprises choose Chromebooks for their very streamlined use case: low cost, fast boot security, simplicity and ease of administration.
Chromebooks just got a little more complicated, but for the better, with Google’s announcement that the Android Play Store will be available on Chromebooks and that Android apps will run on the Chrome operating system. The million Android apps—which include popular apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Skype and games such as Clash of Clans and Angry Birds—will remedy the Chromebook’s relative app sparsity.
http://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/0030Android-Apps-on-Chrome-OS.jpg6071052Hewie Poplockhttp://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cb4s01-300x105.pngHewie Poplock2017-05-20 16:55:592017-06-12 16:56:16Android apps run securely on Chrome OS in Linux containers
YouTube video from Jim & Chris Gould, The Geeks who Teach. Episode #117
Chromebooks are making a push for the laptop market.
Our newest Chromebook runs Android apps. Is it the best option for some people?
http://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/cb_doc_link_0021.jpg569687Hewie Poplockhttp://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cb4s01-300x105.pngHewie Poplock2017-05-14 15:07:172017-06-12 15:19:28Chromebook in the House?
Students at Newton Bateman Elementary School in Chicago use Google-powered laptops and Google education apps for classwork. More than half the nation’s primary- and secondary-school students - more than 30 million children - use Google education apps, the company says.
“Between the fall of 2012 and now, Google went from an interesting possibility to the dominant way that schools around the country” teach students to find information, create documents and turn them in, said Hal Friedlander, former chief information officer for the New York City Department of Education, the nation’s largest school district. “Google established itself as a fact in schools.”
http://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/0094-How-Google-Took-Over-the-Classroom.jpg737845Hewie Poplockhttp://cb4s.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cb4s01-300x105.pngHewie Poplock2017-05-13 19:29:272017-07-31 19:29:47How Google Took Over the Classroom