The Benefits of Chromebooks for Education

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  • Invigorate

    the learning experience with cutting edge technology designed to promote  collaborative learning.

    The concept of collaborative learning, the grouping and pairing of students for the purpose of achieving an academic goal, has been widely researched and advocated. The term "collaborative learning" refers to an instruction method in which students at various performance levels work together in small groups toward a common goal. The students are responsible for one another's learning as well as their own. Thus, the success of one student helps other students to be successful.

    Proponents of collaborative learning claim that the active exchange of ideas within small groups not only increases interest among the participants but also promotes critical thinking. There is persuasive evidence that cooperative teams achieve at higher levels of thought and retain information longer than students who work quietly as individuals. The shared learning gives students an opportunity to engage in discussion, take responsibility for their own learning, and thus become critical thinkers.

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  • Revitalise

    homework assignments and groupwork — allowing students to access Google accounts and current projects, from any device, at any time.
  • Streamline

    your tutors' preparation with ease of setting, tracking, collecting and responding to assignments through Google Classroom.
    Google designed Classroom with the help of teachers and students in mind. It was created to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn, allowing you to:

    • Create and collect assignments — Classroom weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. They can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work and provide direct, real-time feedback to individual students.
    • Improve class communications — Teachers can make announcements, ask questions and comment with students in real time, improving communication inside and outside of class.
    • Stay organised — Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page.
  • Maximise

    your teaching time with devices that boot up in 8 seconds and resume instantly.
  • Energise

    your lesson plans through the Educational Appstore — with teaching aids for a wide range of subject topics and learning styles.
  • Engage

    with students and parents outside of college by sharing Google Docs and Calendars, or with apps to automate text message reminders.
  • Inspire

    young innovators of the future by giving them access to pioneering technology as part of their education.

  • Save Money

     with hardware at a third of the price of most laptops. Plus additional savings on systems administration and maintenence, resulting in a cost reduction of up to 80% over 3 years when compared to PCs!
  • Save Time

     with no need for system backups and patches, plus ultra-simplified administration through the Chromebook Management Console
    The Chrome Device Management Console allows you to maintain fine-tuned control of your Chromebooks, remotely, through one simple, web-based control panel; empowering your IT administrations with each of these features:
    • Create User Groups — Apply policies, apps and settings to different sets of users. You could group students by grade level or subject groups, for example.
    • Manage User Access — Control who uses your Chrome devices: prevent outside users from logging in, disable Guest Mode, or designate specific types of users for your devices.
    • Pre-Install and Block Apps — Blacklist, whitelist, or pre-install apps, extensions and URLs.
    • Track Assets — Assign devices to specific sets of students. Run configuration and usage reports.
    • Configure Network Access — Set network and proxy settings to make it easy for users to get up and running, ensuring that your students are protected by web filters and firewalls.
    • Customise User Features — Modify user settings like bookmark and app sync across computers, including the custom Chrome desktop, which could be altered to display your school’s branding or colours.
    School boy with Chromebook imageManagement Console licences can only be obtained from an authorised Google partner. Getech are one of only a few select Google Authorised Education Resellers within the UK who can supply you with these licences, at special educational prices.
  • Be Secure

     using devices which are much safer than a traditional computing environment, with logins restricted to your domain only, and multiple levels of security.
    • Sandboxing — a defence tool that means each tab opened runs in an isolated environment, or sandbox, so that any potential virus on an infected website is contained within the tab.
    • Verified Boot — an automatic check that runs every time a Chromebook is started up. This check will identify and fix viruses attempting to infect the Chromebook.
    • Data Encryption — Chrome OS uses the eCryptfs encrypting file system. This ensures that other users cannot read your local data and that the data cannot be acquired by ripping out the Chromebook’s hard drive and accessing it.
  • Work Faster

     with devices that start instantly when they are turned on and are ready to use within 8 seconds.