‘Do Chromebooks make good ereaders’—for K-12 students or adults?

By David Rothman
August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Face it. One iPad per child can pricey for many school districts—just ask Los Angeles. What to buy instead if budgets are tight? Some districts have snapped up Android tablets. But there is [...]

Chromebooks take another bite out of the Apple, get official in New York City schools

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The recent news on strong K-12 takeup of Chromebooks for education received solid confirmation via the Google for Education official blog, where Hal Friedlander, Chief Information Officer at the New [...]

Can Flio save your reading angle?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the types of tablet, ereader, or smartphone accessory that tends to become the focus of endless experimentation, trial and error, and questing for further improvement – at least for me [...]

Chromebook K-12 popularity implies changes for ereading?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

New figures from IDC and the UK’s FutureSource Consulting, shared by Education Week and elsewhere, indicate that Chromebooks are getting a lock on the U.S. K-12 market, helped by the cheapness [...]

Weekend Links: Two months with a Chromebook. Choosing right iOS notetaking app

By Joanna Cabot
March 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

My Two Months with a Chromebook (Dear Author) I like to try out different types of computers, especially laptops. I’ve needed the portable form factor since I was in graduate school and through the [...]

E-reading still quite feasible without steady power supply, Paul Biba reports

By libertyc
November 13, 2012 // 4 Comments

One of the most common complaints about e-books is that you can’t do as much with them when the power goes out. Well, our former editor Paul Biba has been caught without power in the aftermath of [...]

‘Hundreds of schools’ using Chromebooks; three school districts order 27,000 units

By libertyc
January 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

CNet has an article about Google’s stripped-down Chromebook laptops, and their placement in schools. In a speech at the Florida Educational Technology Converence yesterday, Rajen Sheth, Google’s [...]

Libraries launching Chromebook check-out programs

By libertyc
December 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

It’s nothing new for libraries to check out e-books to their patrons, and some of them even check out e-book reading devices. But the Palo Alto City Library is going to go one better: it’s going [...]

Google introduces Chromebooks, Chromebook subscription plans

By libertyc
May 11, 2011 // 1 Comment

Google has finally introduced the Chromebook, with models from Samsung and Acer. Google’s developers explained there’s a fundamental difference between the Chromebooks and netbooks. Chromebooks [...]

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