ON CHOOSING CHROMEBOOKS

Laura Sandefer

July 18, 2013

Parents often ask why we do not have MacBooks for our students to use for their online learning at school. “Cost” has always been the simple answer.

In the Acton way, though, we are constantly seeking the best practices and tools for learning and are ready to pounce when more efficient and effective resources and ideas arise.

Inspired by Russ and Dani taking Acton Academy on the road successfully with Chromebooks in hand, we decided to look into these devices as an option for our school. I think Russ did a cartwheel of joy when I told him we were pursuing this idea.

Thanks to Ms. Samantha’s tireless research and testing, we are following the Foltz-Smith lead and transitioning to Chromebooks. The middle school students will work with Mac Stations in addition to Chromebooks for their creative project work and online portfolio designing.

I think you’ll enjoy this description of why this transition makes sense:

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-07-02-opinion-why-chromebooks-should-rule-the-school

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