Chromebooks to run Android apps: What does it mean for teachers and schools?

Chromebooks to run Android apps: What does it mean for teachers and schools? Last week, Google hosted its annual conference for developers, Google IO.  There, Google made many announcements about upcoming products and enhancements of their vast software and tools like. As in past conferences, there were many announcements that could have long-range impacts on schools, including more functionality for Google Now, a new messaging app, and more details about Google's work in virtual reality. There was one particular announcement that could have massive, lasting impact in schools: Google will add the Google Play store and Android Apps to the Chromebook platform! I have personally carried a Chromebook as my mostly-daily driver since 2014 when my beloved MacBook Air lost a battle with a venti Americano (to be fair, I do use a traditional laptop for...Read More

Member Highlight: New Trainer from Utah - Chad Asay

Member Highlight: New Trainer from Utah - Chad Asay Our members are weaving the threads of education every day with people of all ages across the country. They are involved in improving lives and the overall well-being of our communities. With over 4000 members strong, NCCE would like to introduce you to a few peers. Every month we will take a snapshot of active NCCE members and find out what they are doing to make a difference in technology education. In it Together: NCCE Members Making a Difference Learn more about the leadership and members who contribute to Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE). Chad Asay and CTE Teacher Alpine School District Member since March 2016 (Yeah I am a noob) Share with us – what is one new initiative you are working on in your district? As one of the few teachers in my...Read More





NCCE is a professional learning organization for educators and hosts the largest education conference in the Northwest. Founded in 1971, NCCE has a solid foundation advocating for the effective use of technology in education.  With a focus on 21st Century skills, NCCE works to provide best practices to educators with the goal of enhancing student success. 

NCCE provides resources and innovative professional learning opportunities to educational communities throughout their career. Our professional learning specialists have a broad range of expertise and provide customizable, relevant training on topics important to educators.  NCCE works with K-20 educators and pre-service teachers to personalize learning experiences and strategically align technology initiatives with other state, district and school initiatives.

NCCE partners with educators, educational leaders, affiliates and corporations to enhance teaching and learning through our conference, professional development and resources.  An affiliate organization of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), NCCE has a membership base from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.