I teach in one of these schools and I am super excited to help document and support this learning initiative. You can follow the hashtag #121wrdsb on twitter to see a documentation of our learning throughout the board.
The netbooks we are giving out this year are Chromebooks. Chromebooks used the Google browser.
Here are two videos that help explain what Chromebooks are.
The first one is a RAW unedited CBC clip that provides a simple introduction to devices.
The second one is a glossy, info commercial produced by Google Chrome. Incidentally, the Google Chrome YouTube channel has several videos that help explain Google concepts
Given the scope of this project, there are lots of things to discuss and debate as we learn how we might use these tools to enhance, evolve and expand learning in 2015.
More posts to follow...
"RAW: What Is a Chromebook." CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 20 Oct. 2014. Web. 31 Aug. 2015.
"Introducing the Chromebook." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2015.
"How to BEST Define the 1:1 Classroom." InCare 11 Technologies. InCare Technologies, 09 Feb. 2014. Web. 31 Aug. 2015.