Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chromebook Announcement at FETC 2012

Today I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Eye Opener Keynote and a press luncheon at FETC 2012 where Rajen Sheth, Group Product Manager for Chromebooks, announced that three districts, including mine, will be going 1:1 with Chromebooks in the 2012-2013 school year.  Not only were these events a real honor to be a part of, they were a lot of fun.  It was the first time that I had been involved in something of this magnitude at a major conference and was made even more special by sharing it with Jason Markey (@jmarkeyAP), Mikkel Storaasli (@LeydenASCI), and our new #googleschool friends from Council Bluffs and Richland Two.  After the events, it was incredible to see things I had said being tweeted, blogged about, and quoted in various publications.  This was definitely an experience I'll never forget and cannot thank the Chromebook team enough for this opportunity and for all their support with Leyden Community High School District 212's digital evolution.  The following are some links to the video recap of the keynote and the articles that have been published so far: