Google Chromebooks Part of New Technology Initiative

In preparation for the 2014-2015 school year, Elwood Middle School hosted their annual sixth-grade orientation on August 26. Parents and students gathered in the auditorium, where they listened to an informative presentation and were introduced to faculty members. Preceding the orientation, parents and students were directed to the library where Google Chromebooks were distributed for sixth-graders to take home.

As part of a new technology initiative for the district, students entering sixth-grade received their own Google Chromebook. During the presentation, a student-made video was shown, highlighting basic features and other applications accessible on the Chromebook. Students can access the video online and were encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new device, following the detailed instructions the video provides.

Elwood Middle School Principal Dr. Hugh Gigante expressed his excitement about the integration of modern technology with student learning. “The sixth-grade students have a unique opportunity to use Chromebooks,” he said. “With this technology, they are exposed to an enhanced instructional experience which will better equip them for their continued educational journey.”