Shore Regional High School is starting a new technology initiative this year that will allow every student to use a Google Chromebook this school year.
"Shore Regional is very excited about implementing a "1-to-1" technology initiative utilizing Chromebooks," Shore Regional Superintendent Thomas Farrell said. "By preparing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in an evolving technological landscape, this program will enhance capabilities and collaboration relative to the education and workforce expectations of the 21st century."
A Chromebook is a computing device that operates with the Google Chrome Operating System.
Farrell said the district has been using the devices over the last two years, but that this is the first time every student will have their own.
"We believe this program will connect our faculty and students through collaborative applications both in and outside of our traditional classrooms and school building," Farrell said.
Two years ago the district introduced several different types of devices representing Microsoft, Google and Apple platforms, but the Chromebooks were the preferred choice based on student and teacher feedback.
In 2012-13, the district offered 10 classroom sets of Chromebooks to teachers to pilot 1:1 use with their individual classes.
The Chromebook will serve as each student's personal computer. The devices will be used by students class and at home.
Students will be able to purchase insurance on the devices as well.