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Friday, March 03, 2017

Schools in Sweden have made Chromebooks nummer ett (number one)! | Newsroom America

Editor’s note: We’ve seen strong momentum with Chromebooks worldwide, and today we reached a new milestone: Leading education analyst Futuresource has announced Chromebooks are the top-selling device across laptops and tablets for schools in Sweden. As we build out a new generation of Chromebooks with a world of apps for education, we are excited to see global educators lead this growth.

"Technology is transforming the classroom experience worldwide, and in Sweden, schools are putting digital tools at the heart of learning." inform Newsroom America Feeds.
A legion of Chromebooks in an elementary school classroom.
Photo: Kevin Jarrett via Flickr/Creative Commons

Sweden is embracing the power of innovative educational apps and digital learning throughout its education system—and Chromebooks are the device of choice.

A new report by Futuresource shows Chromebooks were the top-selling device across laptops and tablets in Swedish schools in 2016. According to the analyst firm’s data, Chromebooks now account for 38 percent of device sales in Swedish classrooms, up from 18 percent in 2015. Worldwide more than 20 million teachers and students are using Chromebooks and Google Classroom, and more than 70 million are using G Suite for Education.

This is significant. Sweden is a leading innovator in EdTech adoption—seeing Chromebooks achieve #1 shows Google's momentum within education. Mike Fisher Associate Director, Futuresource.

Nordic countries are at the forefront of effective technology use in Europe, and Sweden is no exception. In 2011, Sweden established a Digital Agenda requiring that every student should “be able to use modern technology as a tool for knowledge-seeking, communication, creation and learning.” Digital Advisers have been appointed across municipalities to provide advice, centralized technical support and professional development programs for teachers.

Swedish educators say Chromebooks are now a core part of their students’ learning. “We have a one to one philosophy which means that every student has a Chromebook and that it is used to support learning, often in place of old books and pencils” said Jens Falkljung, IT Architect, Uddevalla Municipality.

We chose Chromebooks for their ease of use and the speed at which students can access their digital work. Mats Johnson Head of ICT, Malmo City Schools.

Source: Newsroom America