Cheap classroom Chromebooks can now double as high-end gaming computers

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Chromebooks are in a spotlight right now. With schools about to re-open with large contingents of remote students, these mostly cheap, typically tiny, Google-powered machines are currently selling at roughly four times their typical rate. While Chromebooks are a solid choice for productivity and web browsing, gaming options are mostly limited to Android apps meant for tablets and phones, or Google’s own Stadia cloud gaming service. But this week computer hardware-maker Nvidia brought its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to Chromebooks—significantly improving their ability to game.



a man with a sunset in the background: Destiny 2 typically doesn't run on a Chromebook.


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Destiny 2 typically doesn’t run on a Chromebook.

GeForce Now as a service isn’t new. It has been around in different forms since 2013 and already runs on smartphones, laptops, and Nvidia’s own set-top box. It works similarly to Google’s Stadia and Microsoft’s Game Pass Ultimate (currently known as xCloud) in that the game’s performance doesn’t rely on the

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Online or in the classroom, teachers and students must show up every day, new rules say

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Observing physical distance, first-grade teacher Caitlin Hicks gives an air hug to Sid Solomon, 6, as she meets students one final time in June, when students pick up schoolwork left behind after Center Street Elementary in El Segundo closed in March. <span class="copyright">(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Observing physical distance, first-grade teacher Caitlin Hicks gives an air hug to Sid Solomon, 6, as she meets students one final time in June, when students pick up schoolwork left behind after Center Street Elementary in El Segundo closed in March. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

When it comes to education, the new state budget goes beyond providing $70.5 billion in funding for K-12 schools — it sets fundamental accountability rules for a new era of distance learning in California by requiring teachers to take online attendance and document student learning.

The budget bill, which Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign, anticipates that schools will continue to rely heavily on online instruction when campuses reopen in the fall. It also implicitly acknowledges the deep learning losses of the last semester, especially among students from low-income families, when school systems struggled to get all students online.

The new

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10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom –

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Technology Tools And Apps For Student Engagement

10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom

contributed by Sara McGuire, venngage.com

Technology distracts students, right? Keeps them from focusing?

One solution is to ban phones and computers from the classroom. Another solution is to harness their tech-savvy and engage students with online tools that will help them complete assignments while still engaging them electronically. Whether they’re working on a research essay, a presentation, a science project, or a math report, there are ample tools available to make the process more engaging for students.

Think about it–if students are growing up in a world that requires them to be tech-savvy, then shouldn’t tech play a big role in their classroom experience? Here are ten picks for tools to engage students in the classroom.

10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom

1. Google Forms

We’re starting with what’s likely the simplest app on the list (well–aside

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9 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom –

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9 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom

by Sara McGuire, venngage.com

Technology distracts students, right? Keeps them from focusing?

One solution is to ban phones and computers from the classroom. Another solution is to harness their tech-savvy and engage students with online tools that will help them complete assignments while still engaging them electronically. Whether they’re working on a research essay, a presentation, a science project, or a math report, there are ample tools available to make the process more engaging for students.

Think about it–if students are growing up in a world that requires them to be tech-savvy, then shouldn’t tech play a big role in their classroom experience? Here are 9 of my top picks for tool to engage students in the classroom.

9 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom

1. White Noise

Depending on what you want the students engage in–you, one

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Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

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Teacher helping student at a laptop

As we sail through the 21st century, technology in the classroom is becoming more and more predominant. Tablets are replacing our textbooks, and we can research just about anything that we want to on our smartphones. Social media has become commonplace, and the way we use technology has completely transformed the way we live our lives. 

Educators, too, have seen firsthand the benefits of technology in the classroom. They also recognize the importance of developing these technological skills in students so they will be prepared to enter the workforce once they complete their schooling.

The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adoption of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. Teachers are learning how to teach with emerging technologies (tablets, Smart Boards, digital cameras, computers), while students are using advanced technology to shape how they learn. By embracing

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Technology in the Classroom in 2019: 6 Pros & Cons

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Technology in education is the biggest change in teaching we will ever see. For years, policy makers, teachers, parents and students alike have been weighing the potential benefits of technology in education against its risks and consequences. But now the debate is more pressing than ever, as curricula increasingly incorporate technology and professors experiment with new teaching methods. On one hand, technology allows you to experiment in pedagogy, democratize the classroom and better engage students. On the other hand, some argue technology in the classroom can be distracting and even foster cheating.

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What does it mean to use technology in the classroom?

Students are digital natives. They’ve grown up with technology; it’s woven into their lives. In fact, it’s one of the basic 21st

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