Maryland Schools to Use $15 million to Provide Chromebooks
Montgomery County Schools, one of Maryland’s fastest growing school systems, plans to use $15 million to provide 40,000 laptops and tablets to students. The schools will first start with Chromebook laptops, and by 2017-2018, they plan to have 100,000 devices for all grades. The aim of this initiative is to “bring technology into learning and teaching and to fuel digital collaboration and creativity.” The schools will rely on cloud-based learning platforms to keep and share work and is working with Google to integrate Google Apps for Education as the secure, cloud-based platform for students and teachers.
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