Introducing the Chromebook

Background and Rationale

  • Advances in technology have afforded us all with new ways to understand and interact with the world in which we live.  The introduction of Chromebooks to an already strong technology foundation at Middle Country is just the next step in the evolution of improving the learning outcomes for all of our students.

    The term one-to-one is applied to programs that provide all students in a school, district, or state with their own laptop, netbook, tablet computer, or other mobile-computing device. One-to-one (1:1) refers to one computer for every student.  As Middle Country starts its initial 1:1 program with students taking Chromebooks home, the purchased technology supports student learning both inside and outside the classroom. Students will use web-based software to enhance skills, both to accelerate and/or remediate learning. They can conduct research, collaborate with peers both in Middle Country and around the world, solve problems, and create projects without being limited to the physical boundaries of time and space. This initial Chromebook program is in direct alignment with the work of the Middle Country Commission for Educational Advancement and will help to support students as they work towards completing their Capstone projects.

Timeline

  • Middle Country is initiating a program in which each student in 5th grade in the 2017-2018 school year will receive an individual Chromebook for educational use in school and at home. This technology supports student learning both inside and outside the classroom. Students will use web-based software to enhance skills, both accelerating and/or remediating learning. They can conduct research, collaborate with peers both in Middle Country and around the world, solve problems, and create projects without being limited to the physical boundaries of school.