New York City approves use of Google Chromebooks in public schools

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The New York City Department of Education announced Monday that it had approved Google’s Chromebooks for use in the city’s public classrooms — which represent roughly 1 million students and 1,800 schools.

The DOE also authorized the use of Google Apps for Education, and put together a guide to implementing Chromebooks and Google utilities into the classroom.

Google has touted Chromebooks as useful education tools in the past, and indeed, many educators have taken to them. Schools purchased 1 million units in the second quarter of 2014.

A big part of Chromebooks’ appeal for schools is that they are relatively inexpensive. As is Google Drive, a cloud-based software that could save schools money they would otherwise have to spend on software…

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Via: Mashable: Apps & Software

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