Chromebooks are Here!

Posted by on September 19, 2016

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Northwest ISD understands the value of technology in the classroom as a means to elevate teaching and learning. Access to a world of information, resources and creative potential enables our students to be future ready.

As of September 19th, nearly 10,000 devices have been distributed to secondary students across the district!

I feel like we are doing more collaborative work now that we are instantly connected to Google. Being able to collaborate and get feedback is more efficient. -Corban, Northwest ISD Student

All secondary students have the opportunity to receive a Dell Chromebook as the district issued device for the 2016-2017 school year. Northwest ISD is joining over half of the K-12 market in the US that is currently using Chromebooks as their primary learning device. The operating system is designed to create a secure experience for our students. This device exceeds the Northwest ISD Student Device Standards and we are excited about the opportunities this creates for our learners. Please visit the NISD Chromebook Academy and the 1:World Youtube Chromebook channel for more information.

If a student chooses to forego the district issued device, he/she can utilize  their own personal computing device as long as it follows the BYOD Guidelines. While we recognize cell phones are often used in the learning environment and can have a powerful impact, they are a supplemental device and should not be the student’s primary educational device.

The Chromebook is just so much quicker! You can just log in and have access to everything. – Brayden, Northwest ISD Student

Interested in learning more about the Chromebooks? Checkout the NISD Chromebook Academy. This course is intended to help you become familiar with the Chromebook, Chrome operating system, Chrome browser and Google Apps for Education. After completing this course, you should have an understanding of the Chromebook and how to utilize it as a learning tool. The intended audience for this course is the NISD community of students, parents and educators.