The Chromebooks have been fully deployed and in student hands for the past few weeks, and so far the feedback has been incredibly positive! Students and staff alike are thrilled to have immediate access to technology without having to reserve computer time. Comments from staff include how more engaged students are in class and how writing is more productive. More teachers are embracing the concept of a paperless classroom by having documents shared through the cloud. Students love how quickly the devices turn on and how quickly they can get started. We are still learning about how the Chromebooks can enhance the learning environment and are very excited about those prospects!
Parents, remember you can check out what assigments, projects and tests are coming in your student's classes by logging into COLE (A.K.A. Schoology). You log into my.cherrycreekschools.org and enter your email that you used to register your student. To view your child's current grades and attendance, you will want to log into PowerSchool. That log in will be your child's username and student ID number. You can also let PowerSchool know that you want emails sent to you with your child's grades.
The new year will see more iPads, Chromebooks and a new computer management system that will allow increased collaboration and monitoring between teachers and student devices.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.