Chromebooks & Google
With the introduction of Chromebooks in our classrooms, we have transformed teaching and learning in Region 14 by utilizing a device that encourages learning anytime, anywhere. The incorporation of Chromebooks challenges us to examine the changing roles of the teacher and student in our classrooms in a way that empowers and brings greater ownership to the learner.
Chromebook 1:1 Program
The focus of the Chromebook 1:1 Program in Regional 14 is to empower students to become fully active participants in the learning process. Through the Chromebook 1:1 Program initiative, students can acquire technological and critical thinking skills and will develop a sense of personal and social responsibility that will enable them to be successful in the world for which we are preparing them. Chromebooks transform teaching practices and encourage students to engage in problem‐based learning and help them to realize that teaching and learning can occur anytime, anyplace.
The Chromebook 1:1 Program facilitates:
- Access to digital educational resources
- Availability beyond the school day
- Individualized learning
- Creativity and innovation
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Communication and collaboration
- Technology literacy skills
- College and career readiness
Google Workspace for Education
Google Workspace for Education is an integrated communication and collaboration solution made up of a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Docs, and Drive. It provides the ability for students, faculty, and staff to communicate and store files, and also collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time from anywhere.
Google Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.
Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real‐time feedback and grades right in Classroom.
Parents are encouraged to explore with their children by logging in together and having them show you what they are currently working on in class, as well as items that have been “turned in” and commented on by the teacher.