ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C.-- Two, $1,000,000 grants from the Golden Leaf Foundation and the Reidsville Area Foundation will pay for over 4,000 Google Chromebooks.
The Chromebooks will come loaded with applications students need to complete their assignments. So an internet connection is not necessary.
Rockingham County School officials say by exposing high school students to mobile technology, they will be comfortable with mobile devices when they join the workforce.
Parents like Manda Jackson says, Chromebooks are a great educational tool. The school system used Chromebooks on a trail basis last year. "I was impressed the first homework assignment was a ten-page powerpoint with Google Documents"
In the future, Rockingham County Schools would like to bring Chromebooks to middle schools.