Ellwood City School Board Suggests $100k Technology Investment

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Since technology is almost constantly evolving, schools have continued to incorporate these advancements into curriculum for the benefit of the students.

Lincoln High School is no exception to schools seeking advancements for their students; the students of Lincoln High School, grades 9-12, may be looking forward to receiving their own personal school Chomebook.

Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud,” according to this source.

Students will be able to take their Chromebooks home with them to work on school assignments, however, the device will not be replacing textbooks nor all hard copy assignments and tests – rather, it will be an extra supplement for students to utilize in their studies.

Web safety precautions will be added to each device, which will allow teachers to supervise the students monitors and allowing them full access to control the laptop.

School officials have budgeted the devices at around $103,000 for 450 Chromebooks and 50 charging stations, with an annual investment of $30,000.

The laptop proposal will likely be considered in the districts 2017/18 budget but may be delayed until January of 2018.

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