We’ve been waiting in anticipation. Thanks to Google, Donors Choose, and a very generous donor, we were able to add 8 Chromebooks to our classroom collection of technology. After a few weeks of anxiously checking for packages, they finally arrived this week!

Chromebooks are a little bit different than the typical computer that you’re probably used to. They run off of the Google Chrome operating system. You can’t download software to them and they don’t have a ton of storage space. That’s because everything is stored in the “cloud” through Google Drive. That means that it doesn’t get saved on your computer but by the company so that you’re able to access your work from anywhere! Because of this we can turn our Chromebooks on and they’re completely booted up and ready to use in about 10 seconds!

We got to work on our Chromebooks right away. We took some time to learn how to use them, how to change some of the settings, access the Google Chrome Web Store, and how to use many of its great features. We’ll continue to share more information about how we’re putting them to use in class throughout the rest of the year so check back often!

Take a look at some of the pictures below to see us exploring our new Chromebooks!

If you’re curious to know a little bit more about just exactly how Google Drive and the idea of the cloud work, you can check out the video below.


Have you ever used a Chromebook before? What did you think of it?

What type of computers do you use in your school?