With schools closed for the year and many students engaged in remote learning, parents are looking to invest in a device or two to support their children. Enter: The Chromebook.
If your child’s remote learning experience is new (meaning, you didn’t previously homeschool or do any distance learning in your family), you might not be familiar with the Chromebook. Used in thousands of school districts across the United States, the Chromebook is a popular tech tool for students and teachers.
Here are four reasons the Chromebook is great for remote learning. Read on:
Chromebooks are great because they are affordable and accessible to most family budgets. You can usually get one for a few hundred dollars and you don’t need any fancy add-ons to use it. The reason it is so cheap is that the operating system is free. Chromebook runs Google’s Chrome operating system, which is basically its Chrome browser dressed up a bit to look like the Windows desktop.
Let’s face it. Kids are hard on devices. And no one wants to invest in a pricey piece of tech, only to have to deal with costly fixes or repairs. One of the best things about a Chromebook is that it is durable and built to last. While things do go wrong (cracked screens, faulty cameras and the like) they are usually easily fixed by a professional like Tek Experts.
Chromebooks are also lightweight, easy to carry and don’t take up a ton of space.
Chromebooks are safe and secure, as well. They have multi-layered security and automatic updates, meaning your child can browse and you don’t have to worry about viruses causing any issues. You can also use the tools to turn manage security, including turning off the Internet, meaning your child can work offline and not be distracted by surfing.
Chromebooks are made for an educational setting. They can easily be shared between students and teachers and they are quick to boot up, so your child is not waiting when they are ready to learn. You can also download hundreds of educational apps to keep your young learner engaged.
At Tek Experts, we repair and refurbish Chromebooks and other mobile devices, and provide free drop off or pick up with our school contracts. We are here to help you keep your student’s device in good working order to support home learning during these unprecedented times. We are locally owned and operated — right by OSU campus! Contact us to learn more.