Chromebook vs. iPad in EDU

In recent years, technology has become an increasingly important part of education, and schools and classrooms are turning to devices such as Chromebooks and iPads to enhance the learning experience for students. While both devices have their own strengths, there are several reasons why Chromebooks may be more beneficial for schools and classrooms.

Benefits of Chromebooks

Chromebooks are a popular choice for schools due to their low cost, ease of use, and long battery life. Take a look below at some of the main benefits Chromebooks have in schools and districts.

1. Affordability

Chromebooks are generally more affordable than iPads. This is especially important for schools and districts with limited budgets, as they can provide more students with access to technology without breaking the bank. This means that more students can have access to the same educational tools and resources, which can help to level the playing field in terms of access to education.

2. Flexibility

Chromebooks offer more flexibility in terms of software and applications. While iPads are limited to the apps available in the Apple App Store, Chromebooks can run a wide variety of apps and programs, including Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and other educational software. This means that teachers have a wider range of tools at their disposal to create engaging and interactive lessons, and students can access a wider range of resources and materials to support their learning.

3. Sharing and Collaboration

Chromebooks are designed with easy sharing and classroom collaboration. With a simple login system, multiple students can use the same device, and teachers can easily share and access student work. Additionally, the Google Suite of apps allows for real-time collaboration and editing, making it easier for students to work together on projects and assignments. This can help to promote teamwork and collaboration among students, as well as provide teachers with a more efficient way to manage student work and progress.

4. Education Focused

Google Chromebooks are built with Education in mind. Many of the features that are built-in to the Chromebooks are specifically for students and classroom use. These devices come with anchored keys and increased durability. Also, Chromebooks have easy to use parent/administrative controls, which help teachers to monitor their students’ online activity. This also helps parents to monitor their children’s use of the device if they have the ability to bring it home. This can help to ensure that students are using technology in a safe and appropriate way, and prevent any unwanted access to inappropriate content.

ScholarBuys vs. the Competition

With our focus on private schools, we know that the expanding use of technology in classrooms and curriculums can seem like a daunting task. When it comes to purchasing devices for your school, ScholarBuys offers a number of advantages. For starters, we offer a wide range of hardware options from top manufacturers such as Acer, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell.

ScholarBuys also offers a technology financing programs. This can help provide additional purchasing power for educational technology. Our leasing options can stretch your budget and allow for more frequent device refreshing. You have the ability to lease your entire technology purchase including the devices, software licensing, warranty, and carts. At the end of your lease you have the option to purchase devices outright at fair-market value or return them to facilitate the next device refresh.

ScholarBuys offers competitive pricing, flexible financing options, and a dedicated team of educational technology specialists who can help you choose the right Chromebook for your school. We are committed exclusively to the education market, so let us leverage our experience to find the right solutions for your school.

ScholarBuys Buyback Program

We can also help schools earn money for devices that are no longer being used or need to be replaced. The Device Buyback program helps offset the cost of a new technology purchase! The process is simple:

  1. Reach out and let us know how many laptops, tablets, Chromebooks, or iPads you have for Buyback
  2. ScholarBuys will provide a quote for the value of your devices
  3. If you accept the quote, we will send you a shipping label to send the devices in
  4. All data is wiped from the devices
  5. Once all devices are processed you will receive a check in the mail for your earnings

ScholarBuys Hardware Accessories

We collaborate with leading accessory and peripheral partners to ensure certified products work seamlessly to help you get the most from your Chromebook. Whether you are trying to keep devices protected and charged or if you are looking for additional software, these accessories are a critical part of success in the classroom. Here are a few of our popular Device add-ons:

  • Google Admin Licenses
  • Content Filtering
  • Charging Solutions
  • Protective Cases
  • Integration Services
    • Asset Tagging
    • Laser Etching
    • White Glove
    • Zero Touch
  • Headphones
  • Extended Warranty with ADP

For a more in-depth look at the Device Accessories we offer, check out this recent post!

Which Device Should I Choose?

ScholarBuys works with all device manufacturers and can put together a custom solution of Chromebooks or that fit your project. If you’re unsure of exactly what technology you are looking to implement, check out our recent post exploring Chromebooks and Windows Devices.

While iPads have their own strengths, Chromebooks offer a more cost-effective, versatile, and collaborative option for schools and classrooms. With the ability to run a wide variety of apps, easy sharing and collaboration capabilities, increased durability and advanced administrative controls, Chromebooks can provide a more comprehensive and productive learning experience for students and teachers.

ScholarBuys can help you find the perfect Chromebook for your school. Contact ScholarBuys today to learn more about how we can help.
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