Google is continuing the Chromebooks push for this season. Latest in the list is the $99 Chromebook program for teachers. The $99 price was made possible with a partnership, an online charity organization that connects people who wish to make donations directly to the school system in the US.
This is all good Google. But,why aren’t you pushing Chromebooks to more countries? Especially where cheap computers can make bigger changes to the whole system. Where OLPC failed, and in many more places.
Here are the details
To help budget-strapped classrooms across the country, we’re working with DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that connects donors directly to public school classroom needs. For the holiday season, teachers can request the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook—the most widely deployed Chromebook in schools—at a special, discounted price of $99 including hardware, management and support.
If you’re a full-time public school teacher in the U.S., visit DonorsChoose.org andfollow the instructions to take advantage of this opportunity by December 21, 2012. Your request will be posted on DonorsChoose.org where anyone can make a donation to support your classroom. When you reach your funding goal, you’ll receive your Chromebooks from Lakeshore Learning, DonorsChoose.org’s exclusive fulfillment partner for this program.
If you’re not a teacher, please share this opportunity with the teachers who have made a difference in your life! Or if you’re interested in supporting a classroom directly, read through the list of Chromebook projects and donate what you can. Be sure to check back often for new projects.
via google blog.