School Board Considers Buying 962 More Chromebooks

A Council Bluffs, Iowa school board meeting on Tuesday November 8th will determine if 962 students will be equipped with their own Chromebook.

More than five hundred students at Thomas Jefferson High School have been using Chromebooks for months now and both they and their teachers have weighed in on the merits of the cloud-friendly computers.

Teachers are impressed with the facilitation of instruction and increase of workstations without the increase of IT staff, while students welcome the convenience of sharing information quickly to accomplish tasks more efficiently.

The Chromebook computers, if purchased, will be used in all high school language arts and social studies classrooms.

At $429 a unit, the 962 Samsung Chromebooks will cost $412,698, still well below the board’s $500,000 budget.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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