Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:08:00 MST
Updated: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:57:22 MST
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Roaring Fork School District is making technology advancements in their classrooms.
The school district has purchased enough Chromebooks for all students to have access on a weekly basis.
The Chromebooks are unique because students can use personalized Google account that saves all their assignments from any class.
The hope is for students to become familiar with using technology as a learning tool as well as create a portfolio of all their schoolwork.
"Thanks so our voters we've been able to purchase over 1,400 Chromebooks and distribute them in all of our schools. It's really exciting already to see how teachers and students are beginning to use them to change the way kids learn," said cheif academic officer of the Roaring Fork School District, Rob Stein.
"In real life their boss is not going to say 'Go get some graph paper and crayons and make me a pretty bar chart,' he's going to say, 'you've got 10 minutes, go put this in a spread sheet and click make me a chart,' and so that's the skill they need to learn," said 6th Grade math teacher Richard Scott.
Glenwood Springs Middle School is one of the first in the district to have access to the Chromebooks.