When I was at school all those years ago the computers that we had to work with was nothing like what is available for students today, because all what was around was Windows 1.01 and 1.02 computers — yes I’m getting on a bit now. However, the biggest drawback was no Internet, which meant that computers at that time were very limited. Thankfully all that has changed, but Google has been doing their best to make computers even more accessible to students, and Google’s new Samsung Chromebook is proof of just that.
The new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is ideal for students and teachers because it allows them to make the most of this technology, as they are not bound by the limited issues that come with standard laptops and their storage. These laptops allow you to make the most of what is available on the Internet and also being able to store your work in the Cloud, which also makes it much easier when you need to collaborate with other students.
This latest Chromebook from Samsung should be made available in every classroom in the US, but there are always forces working against the idea, such as the cost factor. The standard price starts at $429, but thanks to online charity DonorsChoose.org, the Samsung Chromebook price for education purposes is just $99, which also includes Management console & support; the cost of this is normally $30.
Teachers are advised to visit the DonorsChoose.org website and then follow the instructions in order to get a Series 5 Samsung Chromebook for this bargain price, but we have to warn that this is a Christmas special and ends on December 31, 2012. We feel that it is our duty to help spread the word because the more teachers that apply the better it will be for the education of our children.
Update: We’re sorry to say that the limited number of these laptops have now been fulfilled, although if you visit the charity website above there are instructions to register your interest if and when more become available.