TCS provides a 1:1 device program at the middle school and high school levels by issuing Google Chromebooks to all middle school and high school students for use in school and at home.
Our program is designed to place technology into the hands of each TCS student to enhance their overall learning experience both in the classroom and at home. TCS desires to implement the latest and most innovative methods into the classroom to enhance the learning experience for each student. With the increasing focus on technology within our culture, we are striving to ensure each student adequately masters the use of technology by teaching skill sets that focus on responsibility and competency. In order to best accomplish these goals, each student is provided a Google Chromebook that is equipped with e-textbooks, note taking apps and organizational tools.
We believe the learning experience within the classroom is enhanced by the additional use of technology by both the teacher and the student.
After careful consideration and research, Chromebooks were selected as the most cost-efficient and effective device for the TCS middle school. Chromebooks are comfortable devices with a full-sized keyboard, light-weight, all-day battery life, and built-in ability to connect to Wi-Fi. Chromebooks start-up as soon as they are opened and update automatically. Many apps are built-in and available for use, and more are available in the Chrome Web Store.
In summary, the Chromebook was chosen because:
Learn more about Chromebooks — http://www.google.com/chrome/devices/#foreveryone-promo-ss2
Google Apps for Education allow for student work to be backed up through cloud based storage. In addition, these apps allow for communication and collaboration skills to be developed by teacher and student through digital tools for gathering and evaluating information. Google Apps for Education support digital literacy by helping students compose ideas, research information, communicate, create, and collaborate.