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Chromebooks for Students

Every middle school student in Edmonds School District is issued a Chromebook for the school year. This computing device will be used in classes throughout the day and taken home to use for extended learning. This 1:1 model allows our teaching staff to use technology and online resources in powerful new ways for classroom instruction, and will further support collaboration between students. 

Below are some answers to questions that you might have:

What does a 1:1 Chromebook mean for students?

Early in the school year, all students will be assigned a CTL Chromebook. These machines will have district-issued and managed Google Apps for Education accounts - which students in Edmonds are already using this year. These accounts give them access to software applications for word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and email communication. Their data is stored in Google Drive and is accessible from a variety of devices with Internet connection and, due to the nature of the Google Apps for Education accounts, the data is highly secure.

Why did the Edmonds School District move to 1:1 at the middle school level?

As part of the district’s strategic direction, we are exploring ways to provide every student with current tools they need to learn every day so they can meet new standards. The Chromebooks provide a cost-effective means to do this. 

How can I get more information about this project?

Edmonds School District will annually host a parent information night in the fall to provide information on Chromebooks, Digital Citizenship, and Internet Safety.

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