Monday, June 2, 2014

Chromebook - Education Tech Trends

I read an article that discusses 6 education technical trends. They are:

1. The move to mobile
2. The move to the cloud
3. Allowing students and staff to bring their own devices
4. 3D printing
5. Digital textbooks
6. Increased use of tablets (especially iPads).

I think the article misses one of the biggest trends and that is the 1 to 1 movement of providing a computing device for every student. It is true that if a school chooses to use a tablet, it usually chooses to use iPads. But I also think that Chromebooks are making huge inroads when it comes to the 1 to 1 trend. Every day I read about another district or school buying Chromebooks for their students to use.

What do you think?

For more:
http://www.securedgenetworks.com/secure-edge-networks-blog/bid/101577/6-Biggest-Classroom-Technology-Trends-in-2014