When technology such as Chromebooks is introduced into the classroom, older students usually are the ones receiving the devices. The assumption is that since K-3 students’ hands are not developed enough to use a keyboard, keyboard-operated technology would be a poor investment. But why should small hands prevent young students from the benefit of technology in the classroom?
It shouldn’t, and Google understands this dilemma. This is why they developed and now offer Google Play for Education (although Google Play for Education is available for all ages). Combined with a KitKat-enabled tablet, children with little fingers, but curious and innovative brains, can see hands-on how technology in the classroom can dramatically enhance their learning. Take a look at this brief video to see just how young children embrace technology.
Google Play for Education offers a number of educator-curated and approved apps on a variety of subjects, including math, science, language, history, design, and art. All these apps are formulated so students will enjoy learning, small-handed kids included. If you’re worried about how to centrally manage these devices, don’t be, as Google offers a sophisticated management console that will keep your young students safe and focused.
At the moment, Google Play for Education is set up so that one device has one license and can have up to 5 users. In order for the student to benefit fully, Google believes each child should have his/her own tablet, a 1:1 ratio. If you are unsure whether or not your school is technologically ready for tablets, take a look at Prepare Your School for Chrome Devices: A Guide.
So, as technology rushes into the classrooms, don’t let young learners get left behind. Instead, we should promptly get tablets loaded with Google Play for Education into their hands to begin exploration.
Promevo can help your school, business, or organization achieve all of your technology goals. As a Google Premier Partner, we can outfit you with the best Chromebooks for your needs, supply you with G Suite licenses, and provide extended support, so you’ll get the most out of your Chrome devices!
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