Chromebooks beat out Mac sales due to their price and usability.

Houston School District Gets More Chromebooks for Their Students

The Houston School District has added more Chromebooks to its inventory. This is just more proof that Chromebooks work for schools.

Houston School District, Texas has acquired a huge amount of additional Chromebooks- a whopping 180 units.

More Chromebooks for more students in the Houston School District

These Chromebooks came from the annual “Give Ozarks Day” event. The Houston Educational Foundation surpassed its goal of raising enough money to add a mere 30 additional units to its upper elementary grade classes. Bob Burch, a 1968 HHS graduate, purchased 30 units. This allowed the foundation to add even more units for the fourth and fifth-grade students. The foundation was established in 2006, and 180 Chromebooks have been obtained through the program for students in the fourth grade up to the twelfth grade.

Kids and students all over the US are getting Chromebooks for the classroom.
Kids and students all over the US are getting Chromebooks for the classroom.

Joe Richardson III, the foundation president, states: “Having HHS alumni, like Bob Burch, local businesses and so many individuals step up to support the school through our foundation over the last decade has been an inspiration to see. A lot of progress has been made above and beyond what is corporated into the school’s annual budget each year.”

The results of the fundraiser were impressive. A total of $13,140 was raised. Dr. Allen Moss, the superintendent, has used the money for the purchase of more Chromebooks.

Businesses and individuals all contributed to making this happen. The program has raised money to provide this amazing technology to students to encourage and improve learning. Students who don’t have Internet access can still use Chromebooks, as they have offline modes and apps available for students to work on homework or classwork, and then submit their work after they get a WiFi connection.

Three new members were added to the staff recently, and more people means more support for the students.

Chromebooks have been used in classrooms all over the nation. Students seem to respond well to them (video via Standard Middle School):

Chromebooks for schools, classrooms, kids, and students is a bright idea

A school switching to Chromebooks from Windows or Mac is one thing. Staying with Chromebooks and buying more is another thing. This just goes to show how you don’t expensive systems for learning. Chromebooks make an excellent choice as they’re cheap and easy to use for students. This is why Chromebooks are currently dominating the educational market more than the consumer market. As more and more schools join the league, Chromebooks are becoming more than just a “netbook.” Especially with the Android app update, Chromebooks will be able to do more than ever. Chromebooks have come a long way from a bulky laptop with a limited function to a omni-laptop that can do a little bit of everything. It’s actually really impressive.

For the typical user, it does everything you expect it to. For students, it does more than what typical classrooms demand out of their students.

Docs, Slides, and Sheets are all substitutes for Microsoft Office, and they’re all free. It makes sense to make the switch to Chromebooks. More and more schools are getting with the program.

If your student’s school doesn’t provide Chromebooks, consider buying one, as they’re easily affordable. Check out the best Chromebooks for kids for some buyer advice.

Chromebooks offer a multitude of benefits of Windows. Schools using Chromebooks now is a common thing.

About Andy Z.

Andy is a casual-hardcore Chrome OS fan and contributes to the site regularly. He likes computers, tech, sports cars, videogames, and of course, Chromebooks. Thinker. Introvert. Geek. You can find him on Twitter (@platytech), or send him an email (platy@platypusplatypus.com).

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