Google is taking over Macs in schools! Chromebooks and Google Classroom seem to be making some serious inroads in the K-12 education. For every Mac we saw tonight, I saw a technology cart full of Chromebooks. It is fascinating to see the adoption of technology in the classroom. The students seem to love it and enjoy the content. Teachers were more dubious. With all new technologies, some glitches were experienced and some people adapt to new technologies faster than others.
A couple of teachers seemed less than thrilled, but everyone else had positive comments as to the role of the new electronic tools. Many teachers prefer the Chromebooks to Macs for the students. They commented on cost and the benefit of having one for every student. In addition, they liked how students could start on an assignment at school and finish it at home. They days of “I forgot my assignment at home” are gone since all the data is stored in the cloud.
It will be fascinating to see how the technology evolves over the next decade.