What is a Chromebook?
A Chromebook is a web-only computer. It runs the Chrome web browser and has limited hard drive space. It is designed for cloud computing, requires a wifi connection, and works seamlessly with Google Apps for Education, including Drive, Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms, and Sites. Functionality can be expanded, including offline capabilities, by the use of Chrome browser apps and extensions, many of which are free and available from the Chrome Web Store. See the Chrome Browser section of this website for more information.
There are several Chromebook manufacturers. In this rollout, GUHSD will be purchasing Samsung and Acer models.
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Why did GUHSD buy Chromebooks over PCs or Macs?
Most of what students need to do in a classroom setting can be done on a Chromebook. With the move to Google Apps for Education, all students have access to the basic suite of productivity tools.
The following list represents some other advantages: