Chromebooks have been a major hit for schools of all grades as their low costs and easy UI have blended into a great platform for cloud-based schooling. Google is trying to take tech in school to a new level by providing numerous tools and reasons for schools to start their own in-house repair classes where students can repair broken Chromebooks (potentially even their own Chromebook).
This program is already a hit with us as it enhances an all too often underwhelming technology education source for the upcoming generations. It would allow students to not only learn basic tech repairs but would also help schools reduce costs and waste with broken devices. Acer and Lenovo have been featured in these programs as many of their current educational Chromebooks have a focus on the ability to self-repair the devices.
Resources offered by the program can be found on Google’s repair website and are provided in highly detailed PDF documents with lessons, pictures, and all sorts of information that students would need to repair the device. While how many schools adopt programs like this will take time to figure out, we are excited that not only is Google pushing skills that will be highly practical for our youth, but also supporting the right to repair devices at the same time.