Chromebook laptops have emerged as a frontrunner in the educational technology space, catching the attention of educators and students. With their cost-effective solutions, cloud-based infrastructure and streamlined operating system, Chromebooks are transforming the way students engage with their learning.
Discover what makes Chromebooks stand out among other devices and understand why educators and schools prefer them over other operating systems. Explore how they seamlessly integrate with numerous education applications, making them an ideal choice for many schools.
The advantages of Chromebooks
For various reasons, Chromebooks are a favoured option in New Zealand schools. As indicated in the IDG report, 51% of surveyed schools use Chromebooks as their primary device, emphasising their cost-effectiveness compared to other laptops. Additionally, Chromebooks were praised for their reliability, portability, user-friendly interface, and extended battery life, making them well-suited for daily classwork.
Chromebooks feature seamless integration with cloud computing infrastructure, enhancing collaboration between learners and educators while simplifying the sharing and storage of educational materials. With Google, students have access to a comprehensive suite of cloud-based applications, including but not limited to Google Docs for document creation, Google Sheets for spreadsheet tasks, Google Slide for presentations, and Google Drive for efficient file storage and sharing. This extensive range of Google software enables students to create, edit, and collaborate in real time, fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment.
Since most applications are web-based, education content is accessible online whether students are at home or in school using their Chromebooks and Android phones. Another advantage of online storage is that most files will be backed up if anything happens with their Chromebooks.
HP Chromebook 11 G9 - Simple and easy-to-use
The HP Chromebook 11 G9 is an 11-inch laptop renowned for its slender profile and robust design, featuring the user-friendly and secure Chrome OS. Equipped with the latest Intel Celeron processor, this Chromebook is designed for high-performance processes and reliability, showcasing USB-C compatibility for future-proofing.
This enables students to stream and access educational materials effortlessly, ensuring uninterrupted use with its extended battery life. Additionally, students can use HP Fast Charge, charging up to 90% in just 90 minutes for uninterrupted productivity.
Specifically designed for the education sector, the Chromebook 11 G9 prioritises reliability and durability. Despite its slim <19mm frame, it boasts impressive resilience, withstanding drops of up to 122 cm. Rigorously tested through HP education and MIL-STD-810 standards, the Chromebook 11 G9 is built to meet the demands of a classroom environment.
Powered by the advanced capabilities of WiFi 6, with support for MU-MIMO and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN, the Chromebook 11 G9 stands out as an excellent laptop for remote learning, ensuring a smooth and reliable internet connection for students, and enhancing the overall online experience. Furthermore, this Chromebook enables students to seamlessly participate in virtual classes and actively collaborate with peers and teachers, facilitated by the inclusion of an HD webcam.
Empower your tamariki to type in te reo Maori using the HP Chromebook 11 G9
The Maori Language Commission, in partnership with PB Tech, has created a keyboard layout for New Zealand. It’s a keyboard for every New Zealander, whether you only use English or want to dabble into te reo Maori, or use te reo Maori all day.
The HP Chromebook 11 G9’s standout features make it a prime candidate for the te reo Maori keyboard integration. The te reo Maori keyboard configuration makes it possible to type in Te Reo on the Chromebook, providing physical keys for tohutō, or macrons, which require a combination of keys on a standard QWERTY keyboard.
The Te Reo Māori Keyboard includes single keys for frequently used Māori terms and te reo naming of keys such as enter (tomo). In conjunction with the Te Reo Māori keyboard project, a te reo spell-checker solution is also in development.
In collaboration with the Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Maori (Maori Language Commission), we’re pleased to announce a BONUS te reo Maori configuration with the HP Chromebook 11 G9 purchases. This offer is limited to the first 20,000 Chromebook purchases and is only available to New Zealand primary and secondary schools. Terms and conditions apply.