Main Nav

Message from piemmed@winchesterthurston.org

Tom,

We use chromes throughout the school.  The Samsung models have been the best for us, although they all have been great.  The battery life has been pretty solid even when my middle schoolers get lazy and don't plug them in!  

We are exploring a one to one pilot in a LS grade level as well.

We try to reduce printing by sharing google docs, so any printing we have actually done with our desktop computers in the school.

We have also found it handy to have a remote server for any applications that are not webtools.  There is a remote application you can install on the chromes to allow them to access a remote server.  Its helpful!  We don't use it a lot!

I have found them to be great tools for grades 3-8.  A lot of our US students purchase their own device to bring to school, and they usually move more to a full blown laptop.

I hope this helps!

Dave




Comments

Very happy with the Acer C720 Chromebook. See, e.g., http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Acer-C720-Chromebook-Review/ >Hi! >I'm investigating Chromebooks and wanted to know what brands, models >and vendors people are using? How is battery life, etc. How's >printing? Also any hints, tips or gotchas would be welcome? Yes, I >know we must have wifi... :-) >Thanks in advance for your help. > >Tom Olson >Technology Coordinator >Moravian Academy >(c) 610-332-5274 >********** >Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE >Constituent Group discussion list can be found at >http://www.educause.edu/groups/. -- -Adrian Segar- Founder, Conferences That Work, Marlboro, VT I design and facilitate participation-rich and participant-driven events Author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love Community manager of the G+ #eventprofs community BizBash Event Industry Innovator t. 802 254 3566 | skype adriansegar | G+ +Adrian Segar Blog www.conferencesthatwork.com Twitter @asegar | LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/adriansegar ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

We also have the Lenovo Chromebooks for grades 5&6. We have gone completely Google for them, using Google Apps for Education. It have been great in terms of taking work home, sharing information, collaborating, etc. Teachers still have full function devices due to some additional software we ned them to have. We also utilize Cloud Print, but we have cut down on what they print because they just share the document! This has completely revolutionized what we do at this level in the school. The teachers are moving toward developing their own materials so we don’t have books, just the Google Sites they develop. Let me know if you have any questions and I would be happy to go into more detail.

 

From: The EDUCAUSE ACCESS Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Robin Beaver
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:34 AM
To: ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ACCESS] Chromebook suggestions

 

We have the Lenovo ThinkPad CB's. They have been great in our middle school 1:1 program. Holding up well, speedy boot up, etc. We are a Google Apps for Ed school and rely heavily on Google Drive so it has been a really smooth transition. We do use Cloud print which was pretty easy to set up and has been easy to maintain. Every once in a while it stops functioning but it is a quick reset.

 

Hi! I'm investigating Chromebooks and wanted to know what brands, models and vendors people are using? How is battery life, etc. How's printing? Also any hints, tips or gotchas would be welcome? Yes, I know we must have wifi... :-) Thanks in advance for your help. Tom Olson Technology Coordinator Moravian Academy (c) 610-332-5274 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Message from piemmed@winchesterthurston.org

Tom,

We use chromes throughout the school.  The Samsung models have been the best for us, although they all have been great.  The battery life has been pretty solid even when my middle schoolers get lazy and don't plug them in!  

We are exploring a one to one pilot in a LS grade level as well.

We try to reduce printing by sharing google docs, so any printing we have actually done with our desktop computers in the school.

We have also found it handy to have a remote server for any applications that are not webtools.  There is a remote application you can install on the chromes to allow them to access a remote server.  Its helpful!  We don't use it a lot!

I have found them to be great tools for grades 3-8.  A lot of our US students purchase their own device to bring to school, and they usually move more to a full blown laptop.

I hope this helps!

Dave




Hi Dave,

Thanks for the quick reply. Do you have any experience using Google Cloud printing? We have a 1-1 iPad program and discourage printing, but I know this might/could become an issue, if Chromebooks spread to other parts of the school.

Thanks again,
Tom

On Jan 17, 2014, at 9:46 AM, David Piemme <piemmed@WINCHESTERTHURSTON.ORG> wrote:

Tom,

We use chromes throughout the school.  The Samsung models have been the best for us, although they all have been great.  The battery life has been pretty solid even when my middle schoolers get lazy and don't plug them in!  

We are exploring a one to one pilot in a LS grade level as well.

We try to reduce printing by sharing google docs, so any printing we have actually done with our desktop computers in the school.

We have also found it handy to have a remote server for any applications that are not webtools.  There is a remote application you can install on the chromes to allow them to access a remote server.  Its helpful!  We don't use it a lot!

I have found them to be great tools for grades 3-8.  A lot of our US students purchase their own device to bring to school, and they usually move more to a full blown laptop.

I hope this helps!

Dave




Message from piemmed@winchesterthurston.org

We have done a little with the cloud printing, but with our network/wifi security our chromes actually sit outside of the current network where our printers reside. It has worked better for us to have the students login to a desktop in one of our labs.  Do you print from the iPads?  We have also explored having a couple wifi printers on campus, but for now the lab computers have worked ok.

Dave


Yes, we do print from the iPads.  Since most of our network printers are old enough to not support AirPrint, we use a $20 Mac program called Printopia to make those printers available to the iPads.

Tom

On Jan 17, 2014, at 10:23 AM, David Piemme <piemmed@WINCHESTERTHURSTON.ORG> wrote:

We have done a little with the cloud printing, but with our network/wifi security our chromes actually sit outside of the current network where our printers reside. It has worked better for us to have the students login to a desktop in one of our labs.  Do you print from the iPads?  We have also explored having a couple wifi printers on campus, but for now the lab computers have worked ok.

Dave


Message from piemmed@winchesterthurston.org

I am waiting for google to make it a bit easier to print.  I think there could be an easier solution with a small app like is used from the iPads.




Very happy with the Acer C720 Chromebook. See, e.g., http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Acer-C720-Chromebook-Review/ >Hi! >I'm investigating Chromebooks and wanted to know what brands, models >and vendors people are using? How is battery life, etc. How's >printing? Also any hints, tips or gotchas would be welcome? Yes, I >know we must have wifi... :-) >Thanks in advance for your help. > >Tom Olson >Technology Coordinator >Moravian Academy >(c) 610-332-5274 >********** >Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE >Constituent Group discussion list can be found at >http://www.educause.edu/groups/. -- -Adrian Segar- Founder, Conferences That Work, Marlboro, VT I design and facilitate participation-rich and participant-driven events Author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love Community manager of the G+ #eventprofs community BizBash Event Industry Innovator t. 802 254 3566 | skype adriansegar | G+ +Adrian Segar Blog www.conferencesthatwork.com Twitter @asegar | LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/adriansegar ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Message from rbeaver@rosemontschool.org

We have the Lenovo ThinkPad CB's. They have been great in our middle school 1:1 program. Holding up well, speedy boot up, etc. We are a Google Apps for Ed school and rely heavily on Google Drive so it has been a really smooth transition. We do use Cloud print which was pretty easy to set up and has been easy to maintain. Every once in a while it stops functioning but it is a quick reset.


We also have the Lenovo Chromebooks for grades 5&6. We have gone completely Google for them, using Google Apps for Education. It have been great in terms of taking work home, sharing information, collaborating, etc. Teachers still have full function devices due to some additional software we ned them to have. We also utilize Cloud Print, but we have cut down on what they print because they just share the document! This has completely revolutionized what we do at this level in the school. The teachers are moving toward developing their own materials so we don’t have books, just the Google Sites they develop. Let me know if you have any questions and I would be happy to go into more detail.

 

From: The EDUCAUSE ACCESS Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Robin Beaver
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:34 AM
To: ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ACCESS] Chromebook suggestions

 

We have the Lenovo ThinkPad CB's. They have been great in our middle school 1:1 program. Holding up well, speedy boot up, etc. We are a Google Apps for Ed school and rely heavily on Google Drive so it has been a really smooth transition. We do use Cloud print which was pretty easy to set up and has been easy to maintain. Every once in a while it stops functioning but it is a quick reset.

 

Close
Close


EDUCAUSE
Annual Conference

October 27–30
Save the Date

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

Close

Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center


Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management

 

 

Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.

 

Close
EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas

 

 

Join These Programs If Your Focus Is

Close

Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.
 

 

Close

2015 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.