Google reported this week that it has added three new schools to the Chromebooks for Education program.
Vidya Nagarajan, Google’s Product Manager of Chromebooks for Education, told attendees at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in San Diego, that Rockingham Country Schools, N.C., Transylvania County Schools, N.C., and Fond du Lac School District in Wisconsin had signed on.
Many in attendance were surprised to learn that Google Chromebooks are being used by more than 500 school districts in the United States and Europe.
Nagarajan also introduced some new features for schools using Chromebooks that make it even easier to find, use, install and manage web apps.
First up were grade-level application packs, which are groups of Chrome Web Store apps that integrate tightly with Google’s suite of Apps for Education, divided by grade levels to meet different classroom needs.
Also new are organization-specific web app collections in the Chrome Web Store, which give administrators the ability to recommend apps to students, teachers and staff.
Nagarajan also noted in the blog post that Leyden High School District from Illinois is rolling out Chromebooks to its 3,500 students.