May 19, 2017

U5 Chromebooks | Fall 2017

Chromebooks Fall of 2017


Unit 5 recently approved the integration of Chromebooks for 6th, 9th and 10th grade students for the fall of 2017.  These devices will be the first in the rotation to phase out the current Windows student machines.



This represents a change in the tool used in our 1:1 program in an effort to address some of the central concerns of teachers and students about our current Windows devices. For teachers and students in Unit 5, we expect a smooth transition given our district has been on the Google platform for several years.


Some benefits of using a Chromebook are:
  • More curriculum time based on fewer software issues and near instant startup times.  
  • All programs are web based which means they are a click away.

You can view an introductory video made by our instructional coaches below to help familiarize yourself (teacher or student) to the basics of Chromebooks.




Interactive Websites Blog Post

With the infusion of Chromebooks in our district next year, we have compiled a list of interactive websites.  These sites are broken down by the methods that they leverage for learning (video, audio, etc...) The spreadsheets are sorted in alphabetical order.  You can use the filtering to search for specific items and if you have one you think is useful which is not on this list please let me know. It is a work in progress.   Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. What is going to be the cost to rent the devices?

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  2. The rental fee for Chromebooks will be $75. Rental fees for the Windows machines will not change from previous years.

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  3. Can the student bring her own Chrome book?

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    1. Parents can choose to enroll their children in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program and a Chromebook is a great choice for the personal device to bring in! There are more details about the BYOD program on our district website.

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