Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Google to take education by storm a Chromebit at a time

Is this the first device that we could change the way that we educate our children at home for true anywhere anytime learning
Later this summer, Google and Asus are set to sell the Chromebit, a sub-$100 computer-in-a-stick that plugs into HDMI displays and runs Chrome OS. 
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In the coming months, getting Chrome OS will be even cheaper, but you’ll need your own monitor, mouse and keyboard. This summer, Google said it will launch a new computer-in-a-stick called the Chromebit. The device, which is a small dongle that plugs into a TV or computer monitor’s HDMI port sort of like the popular Chromecast TV streamer, will run full Chrome OS and sell for less than $100. (The actual price is undetermined at this point.) The Chromebit, a little smaller in size than a standard candy bar, will be built by Asus, Google said in a statement.

Google also announced that more laptops, ranging from $200 to $500 will roll out over the next few months as well, from companies including Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and LG. The $250 Asus Chromebook Flip, a computer with a touch display that can turn and swivel around to be used in a more tablet-like style, is also expected. Though its release date isn’t yet announced, a Google spokeswoman said it should go on sale in the next couple of months.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TRIG and Tim Hall Win 2015 MACUL President's Award

TRIG and Tim Hall Win
2015 MACUL President's Award

 On Thursday, March 19th, TRIG and Project Manager Tim Hall received the MACUL President's Award before a crowd of near 5,000 attendees at the 2015 MACUL Conference in Detroit. This award is given annually to those who have made an outstanding contribution to further the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in education - we could not be more proud to receive it!

The accomplishments of TRIG are due to the cooperative efforts of many: the TRIG Steering Committee, the TRIG Consortia Leads,  the Consortium Advisory Committees, the TRIG Project Managers, the TRIG Activity Advisory Committees, Work Groups, Evaluators,the TRIG Operations team, the participating districts with SPOT purchasing, the T3 course participants, and the collaboration of many organizations. We would not have achieved the results we have so far without them all!

We would also like to congratulate the other MACUL award recipients of the day - Click here to see  the full list: MACUL Award Recipients.

GoGuardian: Chromebook Monitoring, Filtering & Anti-Theft for Schools

Tuesday, March 3, 2015