Although the 115 computers remain at school, pupils can access their work through Google apps from home. Since assignments will be turned in electronically, paper will be saved.
The computers are giving pupils a new way of learning that is engaging and fun, said Principal Rusty Albertson. “The Chromebooks enable our students and teachers to be more efficient with their time in the classroom and outside the school. We are blessed to have a parish that helps to provide new technology to our students.”
Teachers have been trained and are taking the lead by finding new and innovative ways to use the computers.
“This type of learning is much more engaging for us,” said a pupil. “We don’t have to spend time traveling to the computer lab because the Chromebooks are right in our room and are ready to use within five to 10 seconds after we open them up. It brings the real world right to our desk.”
“With the growing demands of efficient use of time for our pupils’ academic growth,” said Albertson, “we are providing a cutting edge and relevant source of technology for our students while giving them an experience that will prepare them to be lifetime learners.”