Get a Core m3 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 for $450 ($150 off)

Samsung’s Chromebook Plus is a pretty competent little machine, with a slim form factor, solid construction, and decent specs — especially on the Intel Core m3 variant. It usually goes for $600, but it’s currently on sale for a hefty $150 off at Amazon.

Your $450 will get you that Core m3 CPU paired with four gigs of RAM, plus 64 gigs of storage. It sports a folding design complete with a touchscreen and built-in stylus (the kind with a clicky button on the end you can fidget with). Read MoreGet a Core m3 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 for $450 ($150 off)…

Get a Core m3 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 for $450 ($150 off)

More science in more places with Science Journal and Google DriveMore science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive

We first launched Science Journal in 2016 so that students, teachers and science enthusiasts could conduct hands-on science experiments using their phones, tablets and Chromebooks. Since then, we’ve heard one request from teachers loud and clear: students need to be able to access their experiments no matter what device they’re using or where they are. Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom, it happens outdoors, at home and everywhere in between. So today, we’re bringing a new Google Drive syncing feature to Science Journal. Now, you can access your experiments on any device using a Google Account.Accessing your experiment from Google…

More science in more places with Science Journal and Google DriveMore science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive

Using technology to support project-based learningUsing technology to support project-based learning

How can we reduce plastic in our oceans? In today’s classrooms, teachers use project-based learning (or PBL) so that students can come up with potential solutions to real-world problems like this. With PBL, students identify the problem, research a solution and support it with evidence—all while learning valuable skills they’ll use long after graduation. Brainstorming these dynamic solutions can be an exciting and creative challenge for young minds. Technology can help motivate and spark imagination in ways that static textbooks can’t.Last week at SXSW EDU, we helped educators experience the power of technology-enhanced PBL first-hand, with a demo on how to…

Using technology to support project-based learningUsing technology to support project-based learning

Using Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra PrimaryUsing Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra Primary

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Harriet Ogilvie, a teacher at Lundavra Primary School in Fort William, Scotland. Harriet was one of the many teachers who recently joined us at BETT 2019 to share stories about using technology that engages students and transforms learning. Below, Harriet explains how she and other Lundavra teachers help students build communication skills and create online portfolios using G Suite for Education.At Lundavra Primary School, students and teachers encourage parents and other local residents to visit our schools and learn about what’s happening in our classrooms. It’s important to us that we connect the Fort William…

Using Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra PrimaryUsing Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra Primary

Acer announces two all-in-one Chrome OS desktops for businesses

There are plenty of Chromebooks, and a few Chrome OS desktop boxes, but there is a major lack of all-in-one options. If you wanted something akin to an iMac running Chrome OS, your only real choice was to find a 2016 Acer Chromebase. Acer announced two new all-in-one Chrome OS desktops today, both designed for use in schools and businesses.
First is the Acer Chromebase 2412 (pictured above), which will have an unspecified “8th Gen Intel Core Processor,” up to 8GB of DDR4 memory, and up to 128GB of internal storage. Read MoreAcer announces two all-in-one Chrome OS desktops for businesses was…

Acer announces two all-in-one Chrome OS desktops for businesses

Choose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education toolsChoose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education tools

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates.Power up a Chromebook and watch as it transports students to the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef or a state-of-the-art science lab. It’s like magic, except the magicians are the teachers who inspire engaged and focused learning. As the leaders of these journeys, teachers give students the opportunity to explore the…

Choose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education toolsChoose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education tools

Adapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with ChromebooksAdapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with Chromebooks

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates.We aim to build products that help educators, school staff and students thrive in and out of the classroom. Ever-evolving education standards and students’ diverse learning needs means teachers need adaptable devices that can keep up with these changes. For administrators, it’s about the ability to manage large groups of students and…

Adapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with ChromebooksAdapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with Chromebooks

Save on iPads, MacBooks, Microsoft Surface laptops, Chromebooks, and more this week

With Hanukkah already come and gone and the big Christmas holiday just a week away, we don’t have any time to waste. If you still need a gift for someone on your list (or are looking to take advantage of holiday deals for yourself), we’ve picked some of the best ways to save on laptops and tablets this week.
Apple fanatics (like us) will be especially happy. Walmart has the gold Apple iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi, cellular, and 16GB of storage for $429.99 and makes for a great travel companion for work or vacation. Looking to make a major upgrade? Amazon…

Save on iPads, MacBooks, Microsoft Surface laptops, Chromebooks, and more this week

Dell Inspiron 14 hands-on: A powerful 2-in-1 Chromebook that’s not just for school

Thanks to the IFA 2018 trade show in Berlin last week, we now have several new Chrome OS options available to us. Lenovo announced three different Chromebooks, including a higher-end model with a 4K screen that Ryan took a closer look at, and Acer unveiled a follow up to its popular Chromebook 14, although I wasn’t overly impressed by the quality of the pre-production hardware I got my hands on. Read MoreDell Inspiron 14 hands-on: A powerful 2-in-1 Chromebook that’s not just for school was written by the awesome team at Android Police. …

Dell Inspiron 14 hands-on: A powerful 2-in-1 Chromebook that’s not just for school

[Update: New Chrome OS render shows side-mounted scanner] Chromebooks with fingerprint sensors are closer than ever

Update 1: 2018/09/07 5:47am PDT Chrome OS render possibly points to side-mounted scanner
Biometric authentication is nothing new for laptops. However, no Chromebook, even Google’s flagship Pixelbook, has ever had a fingerprint sensor or facial recognition. Sure, you could use your phone’s fingerprint sensor via Smart Lock, but that’s just not the same. A commit for face unlock was discovered on Chromium Gerrit just a few days ago, and now, one for fingerprint sensors has been spotted as well. Read More[Update: New Chrome OS render shows side-mounted scanner] Chromebooks with fingerprint sensors are closer than ever was…

[Update: New Chrome OS render shows side-mounted scanner] Chromebooks with fingerprint sensors are closer than ever