Representatives from school districts throughout the area will visit East Alton-Wood River High School Tuesday for a special technology showcase. The school was selected to show off it's 1:1 Google Chromebook program earlier this year by the Madison County Steering Committee and tomorrow's meeting will include discussion and classroom visitation of teachers and students using the program.
East Alton-Wood River High School Principal Leigh Robinson says the 1:1 program was adopted by the school board to increase student engagement and that devices are an important part of the curriculum.
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Robinson says that the district looked at several options but ruled out Apple products because of their price. She estimates that they are able to purchase each Chromebook for $270 which results in a substantial savings when compared to what it would have cost for Apple devices.
Tomorrow's showcase will take place in the EAWR Library in the main building at 9 a.m. For more information contact Principal Robinson at 254-3151 ext 2522 or Educational Technology Director Gerry Mattix-Wand at 791-6111.