West Union High School is excited to announce that they are currently equipped with over 100 Chromebooks. If you have not heard about Chromebooks yet, they are laptop computers that are often times faster than a traditional laptop and work exclusively with the internet. These computers are a great help for differentiated instruction and it allows for teachers to have immediate feedback within their instruction time.
Each grade level has a laptop cart and each teacher uses the technology slightly differently. Mr. Chris Reed, junior high Social Studies teacher, has implemented a hybrid setting. In his classroom, students receive traditional instruction within a flipped classroom. In a flipped classroom setting, students receive instruction at home through various ways including, but not limited to, internet videos, online lectures, at home research, and online discussion boards.
Mr. Reed says, “My students can access my Google Classroom page which is the platform that hosts my assignments, practices, videos, and assessments. It has allowed me to teach and facilitate in a more engaging Social Studies classroom where individuals can move more at their own pace.”
Lastly, with the growing need for technological skills, the Chromebooks teach students that will be necessary for college or the workforce.