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Chromebooks at Oakmont

September 12, 2018

The Roseville Joint Union High School District distributed new model Chromebooks to the freshman and sophomore class this year in a pilot program. Students are having mixed feelings on how the Chromebooks function, as well as how the Chromebooks are used, and the responsibility attached to the technology.

Some students think that the program is near perfect, that there are minimal things to fix. They see that having the Chromebooks for all students will create an even ground environment and less room for failure, as everyone would be responsible for the same online work.

“I think the distribution went well, and the program is running smoothly as well,” freshman Jolie Anderson said.

On the other hand, other students are finding many issues with the Chromebooks and the program, and voice it willingly at school. One in particular is sophomore Emily Powell. She noted that the blocked websites made it an absolute pain to get anything done because trustworthy websites are unnecessarily blocked.

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“Some websites I will try to use for research end up being blocked so it makes it harder to find what you are looking for sometimes,” Emily Powell said.

Though students have mixed feelings about the new program, it will become more of a normal occurrence in a classroom setting as the other classes receive Chromebooks, and classroom agendas evolve to accommodate the growing use of technology. Students will have to become adjusted to having to carry the laptop in their backpacks. The laptop are what students may seem to rely on as time goes on.

“I think it is great that the school is supplying Chromebooks for the students. It gives all students an equal opportunity to be successful,” Anderson said.

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