The use of Chromebooks with Google Apps has been remarkable. In fact, the number of students reaching the top ‘highly proficient’ accreditation in the state writing tests has doubled since the introduction of Chromebooks.
After working with teachers to develop a more effective way to teach writing, the Del Mar leadership team realized they needed to offer students their own laptops for learning. Del Mar follows the Common Core State Standards, which stress the use of technology to foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. The DMUSD leadership team wanted to change the way lessons were taught.
The easy access to Google Apps was a strong incentive for Del Mar to adopt the use of Chromebooks in their classrooms. After testing a number of tablets and computers, Del Mar decided that Google Chromebooks were the most practical and affordable for their aims.