Biddenham Upper School is leading the way by being only the second school in the country to issue Chromebook computers to its students.
The idea is currently on trial for a year at the school. All sixth form students and teachers have been given a Chromebook on which to work. They will then be able to submit their work electronically and interact easily with their teachers and resource materials. Tabatha Everett said, ‘It has made such a difference to my learning. I think it is a fantastic idea that the school has come up with.'
The laptops will allow flexibility and continuity enabling students to expand their study area outside of the classroom and at home. The students are not then restricted to working on the desktop computers, which can only be used for a limited time.
“We are very excited about this new initiative”, said Headteacher David Bailey. “This will allow our students and our staff to work even smarter and efficiently. Although this idea has been applied extensively in the USA we are only the second school in the country to introduce it and we are proud to be leading the way with this innovative approach. The main thing is that students’ learning is massively improved”
All new Year 9 students who come to Biddenham will be issued with Chromebooks from September 2015.