My Google Chromecast arrived yesterday and, boy, am I impressed!

It took me — and Sue Waters and Alice Mercer know only full well of my technological incompetence — only two or three minutes to set it up, and it worked perfectly: Netflix on the big screen.

After consulting with my wife, I immediately reduced our cable package by half and am saving $50 per month. There hasn’t been a television show that I felt like I couldn’t wait for the DVD to watch since “Lost” went off the air, so now it’s time for streaming.

It’s hard for me to see how it could be useful in most school settings, though. I know we can stream off our teacher computers through a projector onto a screen, and I suspect that’s the case for a large majority of U.S. classrooms. I wonder how many classrooms are really going to even have televisions much longer — I know many at our school (including me) have gotten rid of them to save space.

So I don’t think I can even add Chromecast to The Best Good, Inexpensive & Simple Classroom Technology Tools.

Am I wrong? (Based on comments, I might very well be wrong)