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What is Chromebook

Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education
Similar to a laptop computer, but all tools are Internet based rather than stored on the computer. Chromebooks are a Google product.
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Using Mobile Technology for Formative Assessment in the Classroom
Joshua Elliott (Fairfield University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2706-0.ch019
A Bring Your Own Device Policy (BYOD), although open to criticism, has many benefits. One significant benefit of a BYOD policy is the opportunities for formative assessment opened up when students can access devices on an individual level. BYOD policies are often implemented in an effort to place a device in the hands of every student when district funding would not allow it. The value of formative assessment lies in its ability to provide teachers with information about the level of student understanding. This chapter provides an overview of BYOD, formative assessments, and where they can intersect. States possible concerns and issues associated with the use of personal student devices in an educational setting along with possible ways of addressing these concerns and issues. It also gives specific strategies for developing and implementing formative assessments in a BYOD classroom. This chapter also includes specific tools as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
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