If you follow technology in education, it is clear that the Chromebook has become a primary device in our schools. Many schools are going 1:1 with Chromebooks, sometimes after a multi-device pilot, and sometimes after choosing not to update existing iPads to a newer version of the iPad.
After purchasing a new Chromebook this fall, I decided to write a book about how to integrate iPads in music education. I don't sugar coat the truth–there are better devices for music education, and it can be tricky to integrate Chromebooks into music education. The book includes a list of web apps that can be used in music education, as well as some broad technology integration strategies that can be used in music education. I also included discussions about the exciting developments in the Chromebook, as well as the recent news that might signal the end of the Chromebook as we know it (by Google) as soon as 2017.
At the moment, the book is short and a quick read (79 pages on Kindle). I plan on adding to the book in the future, as I have with my other books. If you buy the book, and you have additional web apps that you would like to see included–or strategies, please send me an e-mail. Additionally, if you see any glaring mistakes, please let me know, too.
Since the Chromebook is not an Apple device, I have published the book on both Amazon (Kindle edition that can be read on any device) and the iBooks Store. The links below are referral links. When you sell a digital book on Amazon or the iBooks Store, you earn 70% as an author. The referral links do not add to the cost of the item, but direct a further percentage of the sale from the company to the individual who refers the book.
Amazon Kindle Store: Chromebooks in Music Education ($4.99)
iBooks Store: Chromebooks in Music Education ($4.99)
And if you are interested in my existing books:
iBooks Store: Practical Technology for Music Education ($9.99)
iBooks Store: iPads in Music Education ($8.99)