Educational Technology

November 23, 2016

Charlottesville elementary schools look to balance online, traditional instruction

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:31 am

by Josh Mandell, C’ville Tomorrow

Third-grader Sam Farmer celebrated with a fist pump when he solved a tricky multiplication problem at Greenbrier Elementary School. “Yes! Take that,” he exclaimed. While playing an educational computer game, Sam traversed a virtual landscape and solved dozens of math problems in order to cast spells and capture magical creatures. He played the game on his school-issued Chromebook, a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system. Charlottesville City Schools expanded its “one-to-one” device program to elementary schools last year, assigning each student in third grade and above their own Chromebook. While middle- and high-schoolers take their computers home with them, elementary students leave theirs in their homerooms.

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