Many thanks to out to our middle school students Anna Western, Hugo Zabielowicz, Robert Farney, David Fayle, Landen Moshier, and Nicholas Hetzner who attended the Lowville Academy Board of Education on February 13 to showcase how technology enhances their education. The students took board members on a tour of the many Google apps, extensions, and add-ons that allow them to learn in ways they never imagined before. Their time and efforts earned rave reviews from the board members and administration.
The beginning of the 2016-2017 school year marked a pivotal moment for our middle school, the 1:1 Chromebooks implementation. Students in sixth and seventh grade each received a Chromebook to use during and after school hours. Eighth grade students have access to Chromebooks for classroom use, and are expected to receive their own computers in the second stage of the roll-out in the fall.
Our digital natives appreciate that many teachers have adopted a hybrid classroom, moving some assignments online to Google Classroom, thereby, providing the ability for students to work on and submit assignments from home.