Chromebooks have had their time in 2020, especially in the classroom, and as a result, Google is more educated by advertising more features that will make the lives of teachers and students a little easier.
In a new blog post, Google said it plans to introduce 40 new devices and accessibility improvements in the coming months.
One of the new features is the screen recording tool, which is directly integrated into Chrome OS. With this tool, teachers and students, which arrives in March with version 89 of Chrome OS, can record lessons and refer to them at a later time.
Google said it also plans to release new Chromebooks that would better support students with limited internet access in countries with strong mobile broadband networks.
These so-called always-on internet devices support LTE so you don’t have to rely on your wireless network.
Convertible functions are supported by many of the 40 new Chromebooks slated for release in the coming months.
This means it can be used like a laptop or tablet, with support for the stylus, touch screen and dual cameras.
Whether they are drawing, editing videos, or taking notes, these features provide students with better tools for learning and creativity.
Google has also announced plans to introduce more accessibility features, as the built-in ChromeVox screen reader has been improved with new tutorials, the ability to search ChromeVox menus and the voice switch that automatically changes the screen reader’s voice based on the text language.
Google said: It allows families to add a Google Workspace for Education account to their children’s personal Google account, which is managed using Google’s parental control program Family Link.
This means children can still log into their apps and school accounts, while parents ensure their continued focus on learning by restricting other apps and general device usage.
In addition, the search giant is also adding new features to make it easier for teachers to better deploy multiple Chromebooks among students.
All of these new improvements arrive as Google continues to improve Google Meet, a critically important app for remote learning across Chrome OS.