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students are moving into the digital world with a new initiative that's
underway at Sylvania City Schools.
district is hoping that new Google Chromebooks will not only transform the way
teachers are instructing their students, but how students are learning.
am not a mentor and a guide, rather than a lecturer, and I love that!" said
Alexander Clarkson, a teacher at McCord Junior High.
says the new Chromebooks are making classrooms more student-oriented, giving
them more control.
what's vitally important in their adoption, that we are throwing more control
and responsibility over to the students," he said. "It has transformed how I
the top strategy under the district's ‘Digital Learning Initiative.' About 20
percent of the student population will receive Chromebooks this year. School
officials say the goal is to have Chromebooks in the hands of all students in
grades 3-12 within the next 3-5 years.
are truly responding as a school district to our students, because our students
in our schools right now were born and bred in a world of Internet technology,"
said Adam Fineske, director of curriculum and instruction.
aren't stopping with the Chromebooks. Fineske says the district plans to have
technology in the hands of every student at Sylvania Schools. He also says the
Chromebooks cost about $250 each and are paid for with budgeted money.