The Benefits and Challenges of Chromebook for Students
At Videotex, we specialize in audiovisual integration and technology deployment services in education and other sectors. Chromebook deployments for schools are expanding exponentially and have seen massive growth since the stay-at-home restrictions began. The first quarter of 2021 saw Chromebook shipments grow by 275%. Despite the return to classes, the second quarter saw a 75% year-over-year growth.
So, how are schools utilizing this technology, and how can Videotex Systems help your school with Chromebooks deployment? Let’s explore.
The Benefits of Chromebooks for Schools
There are several reasons school districts are joining the Chromebooks bandwagon. It comes down to ease of use, affordability, enhanced durability, and simplified fleet management. The ultimate goal, of course, is to improve the student learning experience and prepare them for our ever-expanding digital world.
Chromebook comes with Google G Suite for Education. This provides Docs for word processing, Sheets for spreadsheets, Slides for presentations, and other built-in apps that allow students to develop their computer skills. For some students, this access raises awareness and increases their interest in high-demand STEM fields.
Chromebooks also enable students and teachers to stay connected, creating a more collaborative environment. They help students stay organized and access needed information.
Compared to other laptops, Chromebooks provide exceptional battery life, which means students don’t have to connect to a power source during class. Additionally, with today’s security issues, it’s good to know that Chrome OS offers robust security. Each app runs in its own environment, which means that if an application gets infected, it won’t spread to others. More than 30 million students use a Chromebook at school, and that number is only expected to grow.
Transform Device Deployment
School districts face extreme technical challenges as the educational landscape changes, and more institutions support 1:1 Chromebook deployments for students to use both at home and in the classroom. Unfortunately, this puts added pressure on already overworked IT departments that don’t have the resources to provide device-level services and support.
As district supervisors find themselves with year-end refreshes, remote support, and device planning, they realize the complexity of Chromebooks deployment and turn to Videotex to help make the process seamless. We offer a cost-effective and scalable solution with a team of experts who can create a customized program specific to your school’s needs. These personalized programs may include device procurement, widescale deployment, tracking and management, and student support.
Completing large device rollouts is never easy. With the help of Videotex, your school can complete deployment in record time and establish continued success with an active year-over-year strategy for managing devices. We coordinate, support, and deploy technology across multiple instructional sites while conducting onsite visits. To learn more about technology deployment services or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Videotex today.