News at Hudson CSD

Chromebook pilot programs kick off at HCSD

The Hudson High School has kicked off a pilot program to provide Google Chromebooks to students. The Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School is about to kick off its own Chromebook pilot program as well. The Hudson High School began its program in three classrooms and is now able to expand its program greatly due to a generous donation from the Richard & Terez Abatecola Foundation.

Three classrooms in the high school currently use Chromebooks to enhance learning. With these laptops, students can work on the same document in groups simultaneously, perform research for projects, and communicate virtually with teachers. Teacher Sally Naramore noted that Chromebooks have already made it easier to communicate with students when they are unable to attend school. Students were handing in assignments virtually during their snow days so that they did not lose any time on learning.

Google Chromebooks are easily portable laptops that come equipped with the Google Apps for Education suite. The laptops are very efficient on battery power, and the educational applications mimic the Microsoft suite programs that students will be expected to use in the job field.