Article written by Doug Little.
With an increased focus on remote learning around the world, Wacom is pleased to announce that its One by Wacom pen tablet is the first to receive the Works With Chromebook certification. This announcement paves the way for students, teachers and young creatives who are Chromebook users to reap the benefits of Wacom’s intuitive and natural digital pen technology in the classroom and at home.
Combining a One by Wacom pen tablet with the advantages of Chromebook offers students and teachers a valuable upgrade to their existing set up and provides schools with a worry-free solution – be it on premise, in hybrid scenarios or for teaching and learning from home. Together they work with a wealth of online educational tools, so that teachers and students can easily connect, interact and collaborate from different locations and across multiple devices in real time.
Chromebooks give students, teachers and administrators a simple yet powerful solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing at a low total cost of ownership. And even though recent Chromebooks are often enabled with pens that work on their build-in screen, users now have an option to attach a simple accessory in case they want to upgrade or complement their Chromebooks with dedicated pen input on a separate surface other than the main screen. Wacom is therefore working with Google to expand compatibility to include additional Wacom devices and bring more pen tablets and displays to a growing group of Chromebook users.
One for easy beginnings
The One by Wacom pen tablet makes going digital easy as it connects seamlessly with any Chromebook featuring USB-A and the latest Chrome OS version. It is ready to use out-of-the-box and requires no drivers and no software. The responsive, ergonomic, pressure-sensitive pen gives users a natural way to write, sketch, draw or edit content on the Wacom pen tablet connected to the Chromebook. The pen is battery free and works without charging exclusively on the surface of this Wacom device. It is lightweight, perfectly balanced and comfortable to use for hours. The experience immediately feels familiar – like pen on paper or marker on a whiteboard.
One by Wacom and Chromebook also offers a great start to explore digital creativity with a growing number of drawing, painting and photo editing applications created especially for Chrome OS. One by Wacom is fully supported by Celsys’ recently launched CLIP STUDIO PAINT drawing software for Chrome OS.
Support and solutions from teachers for teachers
Wacom is committed to give teachers, tutors and students the tools and solutions they need for engaging online classes. Its vast network of local partners means customers can refer to local support in many languages. In addition, Wacom will launch its new Teachers for Teachers initiative, a network to connect teachers and communities for support and exchange experiences. To make the transition to online teaching as smooth as possible, Wacom partnered with five leading educational software applications, Collaboard, Explain Everything, Kami, Limnu and Pear Deck, to offer powerful interactive whiteboarding, video tutoring and online collaboration tools as learning and teaching shifts to the digital classroom. They are fully compatible with Mac, PC and Chromebook computers.