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Students get their own Google Chromebooks

Posted: Monday, Feb 24th, 2014

Courtney Rudd (second from right), a teacher on a special technology assignment, helps students at Lakeview Middle School get acquainted with Chromebooks that were issued to the entire student body Monday. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — Hundreds of students at Lakeview Middle School began their day Monday by learning how to use their new Google Chromebooks.

After sitting through a short session in which they learned how to use and care for the devices, they were given a carrying case and a charger, and took the devices home. The computers will be theirs until they turn them in at the end of the year, and they will use them in virtually every aspect of their education.

“That’s the power of it,” principal Ken Woods said. “They can go from class to class and they bring their work with them.”

A Chromebook is a small, personal computer similar to an iPad. Unlike the Apple devices, Chromebooks feature a keyboard.

For the complete article see the 02-25-2014 issue.

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