They were unboxing a couple hundred new computers at Aberdeen High School this week, School Superintendant Tom Opstad said about 20 students gave up a couple summer days help out. “We had about 700 Chromebooks that we were working with yesterday.”
Aberdeen High School students helped the district’s IT Department prepare and secure the Chromebooks and setup the computer carts for grades 3 through 6. “and it’s basically going to be filling in at the elementary level, so that each classroom will have a set of Chromebooks to use with their students.”
Students that volunteered this week worked off book fines or paid toward extra curricular activies.
The chromebooks will start Aberdeen students in grades 3 through 6 on a path toward learning each of the three major platforms in use today.
When students enter 7th grade at Miller Junior High School they work on iPads. At Aberdeen High School students use the Windows platform on tablets, Opstad said they plan to transition the High School to laptop computers in the future.
The chromebooks for grades 3 through 6 were prepaired just in time, classes for Aberdeen starts Wednesday, September 9th.