Maryland district to roll out 40,000 laptops, tablets to classrooms

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Monday, July 14, 2014

Montgomery County Public Schools has announced an initiative that would eventually bring 40,000 laptops and tablets to students in classrooms at all schools around the county.

The $15.03 million purchase of the devices must be approved by the Board of Education, which meets on Tuesday and will see a presentation on the technology rollout.

The multi-year effort to provide all students with access to mobile computers on a cloud-based network started last school year. Nine MCPS schools piloted the use of Chromebook laptops and Android-based tablets to create videos, podcasts and websites for assignments, allow students and their parents to review lessons at home and let teachers provide real-time assistance to students doing homework.

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