There are lots of reasons to support Google's Chromebook initiative.
- Ease of use.
The list could go on and on. But one of the reasons that make me proud to be a owner and advocate of Google's Chromebook is because it is helping bridge the gap that exists between those who have access to technology and those that don't due to economic limitations.
Access to Chromebooks will change their future. And ours.
There is no excuse for a classroom to be absent of the technology that makes the world spin today. Yet those at the bottom of the economic scale still struggle with access to even mid-priced equipment and a decent internet connection. For families facing the decision between buying necessary prescriptions and food, there is likely no money to buy little Johnny or Susie a laptop for school?
I am privileged. And so are you.
No, I didn't grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth, but I never remember a time when I didn't have access to a computer.
I remember our first home computer. It was a Tandy x086 from Radio Shack. And I was in second grade when my dad came home with it. Every year or so it seemed we would upgrade to the next model. My handwriting is proof that I spent more time perfecting my typing skills than my penmanship.
Chromebooks can overcome the economic hurdles and make technology available to everyone. Now that's a cause I am proud to get behind.
P.S. Below is a video that represents the type of impact you can make when you give a Chromebook to a child in need.