These numbers show exceptional growth over last years numbers, which were around 1000 schools. The top three schools are located in the United States and are using over 900 devices per institution.
While the majority of the educational use has been in the United States, Google has been at presentations at the UK and abroad elsewhere trying to pitch their fantastic platform to educational and business organizations.
At Google I/O last year, the company stated that they were prepared to make a major push with chromebooks into the educational sector, and it appears they weren’t lying. Chromebooks make a great tool for schools because they are all cloud based. Student’s work is not vulnerable to hardware failures and the computers themselves are not susceptible to any manner of hack or virus. Even better is that there exists cloud based applications for most needs, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and video and photo editing. There are even some simple HTML IDEs available in the chrome web store. Investing in these units saves schools from a ton of liability in trusting young people around computers.
It will be exciting to see how the numbers continue to grow. What do you think? Do you think you could manage working from a Chromebook with your educational life? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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