Betsy Ross students in Elizabeth Seery’s second grade class get a chance to take a test run of the new Google Chromebooks. This new technology was approved by the D 91 school board for this year.

Students will be using the Chromebooks to work on basic computer literacy skills like typing, visiting educational websites and online libraries, researching and reporting in the content areas, and even to access literacy interventions.

“This was their first interaction with the netbooks, and they were all very excited to try them out,” said Betsy Ross teacher Abigail Hibbits.

Peggy Perry’s first grade class will be taking their MAP testing on their Chromebooks. If the Chromebooks prove to be as useful as they already seem to be, the program will be expanded into other classrooms, Hibbits said.

Submitted by Abigail Hibbits, Betsy Ross School

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