Tag Archive: Chromebooks


Chromebooks in education: Everything you need to know

Chromebooks are the foundation of a complete solution for teachers and students.

A student needs a few basic things to get the most an education has to offer and a Chromebook is a great way to fulfill those basics. A big part of the essentials are tools to get and stay organized, a resource to study and find the information they need to know, and a system where they can communicate with other students and educators. Students  [Read More…]

Google’s adding free Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to school buses across the U.S.

The Internet can be incredibly easy to take for granted at this day in age. Most everything we do is online, and thanks to expansions from mobile networks and home internet providers, more people are connected than ever before. However, for folks that live in rural parts of the United States, getting online can still be a challenge.

To help combat this, Google’s been soft-launching a program over the last couple years called “Rolling Study Halls — an  [Read More…]

How does Apple’s new push for the education compare to Chromebooks in the classroom?

Apple’s new education offerings are clearly aimed at the Chromebook but are they enough?

Hooray competition!

Apple had its focus on education event in Chicago this week, and the company is getting serious about taking back one market it used to have under tight control: the classroom. Not too long ago, if you were to look at the computing products school systems were buying you would have seen an Apple logo on almost all of them. Apple  [Read More…]

Best SD Cards for Chromebooks in 2018

Expanding your Chromebook’s storage.

If you want to expand your Chromebook’s storage, you can use an SD or microSD card and boom, you’ve got more space. It’s not exactly the same because Chrome’s security model treats storage you can remove differently than storage you can’t, but an SD card slot means limitless storage space for photos, video, documents or anything else that you need to keep somewhere.

Whether you use a full-size SD card, a microSD card  [Read More…]

Best Game Controllers for Chromebooks in 2018

These are the controllers to check out if you want to game on your Chromebook!

With the addition of Android apps, Chromebooks can be used for reading e-books, using certain productivity services or — most importantly — playing games. Problem is, most Android games aren’t optimized for using a keyboard and trackpad. Fortunately, there are a few great controllers you can use with your Chromebook.

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Lenovo’s latest education-focused Chromebooks are cheap and cheerfully impenetrable

The box says “education,” but they’re for everyone.

Logic would dictate that a trio of Chromebooks, all selling for under $ 350, wouldn’t be particularly interesting. But in 2018, where most of the innovation in Android phones is happening in the mid-range, it stands to reason that a similar trend would be seen in other areas where Google’s software dominates.

Chrome OS has become a prominent part of the education community in recent years, buoyed  [Read More…]

Best Wireless Mice for Chromebooks

Which wireless mice are best for Chromebooks?

While your Chromebook’s trackpad works well enough for most situations, there are some tasks for which a wireless mouse is better.

Whether you need a wireless mouse to scroll through long documents faster, or to perform fine manipulations, there’s a great wireless mouse out there with your name on it. Here are a few of our favorites.

Logitech M535 Compact Bluetooth Mouse Logitech Wireless Mouse M320 AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse  [Read More…]

Chromebooks in the workplace: How one non-profit uses Chrome OS to get things done

Chromebooks and “real” work? It’s possible, even in the enterprise.

Despite its first impression, Chrome OS is great in the workplace. Every type of business needs access to email, internal sites for company announcements, calendars, and other basic tools. For the longest time, Windows has dominated the business landscape, but increasingly Chromebooks are challenging that notion.

During the weekdays, I work for a non-profit focused on mental and behavioral health. We have offices in a few counties  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is coming soon to Chromebooks that aren’t the Pixelbook

Google Assistant’s exclusive days on the Pixelbook will soon be over.

The Pixelbook is Google’s best Chromebook to-date, and while there’s a lot about the Pixelbook that makes it such a joy to use, one of its highlight features is the addition of Google Assistant. The Pixelbook was the first Chrome OS device to ship with the Assistant, and at the time of writing this article, is still the only way to experience it on the platform.

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What if Android P is designed for Chromebooks?

Android P could be another Honeycomb, but in a good way.

Sometimes playing “what if?” can be fun, especially when there’s a reasoning to whatever thing you’ve put together inside your head. I’ve had this half-crazy idea that Android P could be a release designed for big screen devices like convertibles, tablets, and Chromebooks. And as off-the-wall as that sounds, it wouldn’t be the first time.

Android doesn’t need a redesign, it needs tobe fixed for tablets  [Read More…]