Growing up in the 90s, the use of computers in the classroom was in its infancy as we had a computer class, but we barely had worthwhile applications to teach us besides edutainment titles that featured Carmen Sandiego. Heck – we barely had the Internet when I was growing up and to see how much classrooms have evolved thanks to computers is remarkable. But there are many schools out there who still need help to bring computers into classrooms at an affordable rate, which is what Google is doing this holiday season with its Chromebook.
Google announced today it has teamed up with DonorsChoose.org to offer heavily- discounted Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks for $99 each, which normally retail for $429 for the Wi-Fi-only version.
In order to receive $99 Chromebooks, teachers would need to visit DonorsChoose’s website in order to request a Series 5 Chromebook for their classroom by December 21st, 2012. Once their request is posted, anyone can make a donation to support their classroom. When the teacher meets their funding total, their Chromebooks will be sent from DonorChoose’s fulfillment partner, Lakeshore Learning.
Teachers should know the maximum amount of Chromebooks that can be ordered at one time is 30, seeing as that’s the average amount of students in one classroom.