Acer debuts six sturdy new Chromebooks for the education market at BETT

Acer debuted six new Chromebooks for the classroom at BETT this week, available in a range of prices and options starting at $279. Some are clamshells while others are 2-in-1 convertibles, but all are sturdy enough to resist spills and drops.

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ASUS debuts its first Chrome tablet, the CT100, which looks very familiar

Asus is chasing the fast-growing education market with its first Chrome OS tablet, but you may have seen this one before. Essentially, the Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 has the same hardware specifications as last year’s Acer Chromebook Tab 10.

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Reader question: What’s a good Chromebook for a 10-year old to learn programming?

Looking to get a starter Chromebook for a younger child to learn some programming online or run Android apps? You don’t have to break the bank: Here are a few good options to consider.

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Google Pixelbook $250 off for back to school sale, students can save 10% more (Update: No student discount)

The on-again, off-again sale on Google’s Pixelbook is on-again. Through September 3, the base Pixelbook is available direct from Google Store for $749. There’s also a 10% student discount if you qualify.

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Google Classroom gains Quizzes in Forms and better class resource management tools

Google introduced updates to Classroom today, making it easier for teachers to create online quizzes while reducing student distractions. Other improvements include better methods to organize class resources and manage classroom contacts.

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Another school district invests nearly $2 million in Chromebooks, not iPads

Apple’s general audience iPad won’t likely move the needle in the education market. Instead, districts like Lincoln Public Schools which is spending $1.9 million on 6,300 Chromebooks, are apt to spend less on hardware and get more.

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Google expands “Rolling Study Halls” with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks on school buses

Some students in rural schools have bus commutes of more than an hour and when they get home, they don’t have internet access. Enter Google’s “Rolling Study Halls” program, which provides Wi-Fi and devices on school buses. After a pilot effort, the program today expands to include 16 more school districts.

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