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July 23, 2013

Rolling, rolling, rolling

Greater Clark’s Chromebook rollout will put more than 8,000 computers in the hands of its students



Harley Dodge said he thinks he’ll be more interested in doing homework on his Chromebook for a number of reasons, but he just likes computers anyway.

He said doing work on paper wasn’t something he liked anyway, but he thinks he’ll be more successful in completing assignments on his computer.

“I write really sloppy, I don’t like using paper and pencil,” Dodge said. “I think it’ll be a lot easier doing my homework on the Chromebook. It’s easier for me to type.”

Clark said today’s students are digital natives and have never lived in a world without computers or smartphones.

He said integrating technology into classrooms this way isn’t the way of the future, it’s very much the way of the present.

Robert Vales had three children picking up Chromebooks on Monday. He said though he still has a few details to learn on the setup side, he thinks they’ll ultimately be good for his children.

“I hope they’ll be more into it with it being connected all the time,” Vales said. “Sometimes, [getting them to do homework] is like pulling teeth. I think they’ll be more into learning because they’re interested in computers.”

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