South Dakota district gives 1-to-1 initiative a passing grade

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sioux Falls School District officials say the first use of widespread Chromebook technology in the public schools this past year was a successful one, with less wear and tear than expected.

District curriculum director Sharon Schueler told school board members Monday that classroom teachers reported efficiency in their classrooms was greatly enhanced by the ability through Chromebook to access assignments, make up missed work and more.

The devices, part of the district’s 1:1 Student Technology Initiative, also helped students to access information at a much greater speed. That ability improved research and exploration, “and made classrooms more student-centered, allowing them to take control on how they engaged in their subjects,” Schueler said.

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