In addition to the Parkland Ready 21 initiative goal to distribute over 2300 Chromebooks to all middle school students (grades 6 through 8), this summer we will be adding an additional nineteen (19) Chromebook carts to the elementary schools and thirty-six (36) carts to the the high school. We are offering several Parkland Academy workshops to help staff leverage these devices fully, and understand how they integrate with Parkland’s Google Apps domain, and Parkland’s Open Campus portal. Below is a video that demonstrates some of the uses of Chromebooks in the classroom:
Why Chromebooks in the Classroom?
And here is a recent article, Chromebooks and education, a perfect match, that explains additional benefits.
Tom Cierlitsky, our Supervisor of Information Technology, has added the following list of apps to the Chromebooks:
- BioDigital Human
- Khan Academy
- Google Drive
- Google Dictionary
- Exit Ticket
- Google Slides
- World Data Atlas
- Quick Equations
- IXL Math
- Accelerated Reader BookFinder
- Desmos Graphing Calculator
Additional apps available for the Google Chromebooks can be found online at https://chrome.google.com/webstore#category/app/8-education. Please contact JR Renna (ext. 51595) if there are programs you would like to have added. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has also curated a list of the best web sites for 2016 that work well on the Chromebooks.
Getting Started with Chromebooks: