Student and Teachers at WHS have had an interesting year. The introduction of 1:1 with the chromebooks has significantly changed the way we teach and learn.
Students have had to make adjustments to their learning and organizational styles. Most teachers have embraced Google Classroom to help students stay on task with what is going on in their classes. Offline mode has helped close the digital divide by allowing students to work on projects from home.
Teachers have had to re-evaluate the way they present materials to students. In several subjects new textbooks provided online resources and the ability for students to access textbooks on their chromebooks. Students are using email and checking progress book much more frequently meaning the connection to teachers has increased.
All in all the introduction of 1:1 Chromebooks here at WHS has been quite successful. While it has come with its share of challenges, the benefits have far outweighed any negatives. We have many resources available for those who need support in any of these areas.
Cane Tech Squad – The CTS Help Desk students are always willing to help students or teachers with any tech related issues.
Ext: 7236 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org twitter: @CaneTechSquad
Library Books – We have quite a few new books (yes, books) about chromebooks and EdTech. Teachers should check out Classroom Management in the Digital Age for tips on keeping students on task while using the chromebooks. Stop in the library to browse these titles.