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Chromebook Pros and Cons

Kody Kershner, Sports Columist

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SPS has introduced Chromebooks to their curriculum for all students to use this year. This gives every student the opportunity to have Internet access on a computer and can use Google Docs to store and save all their work.  This feature limits the use of paper and pencil from schools that are now becoming more centered on technology. There are positives and negatives to this new movement in curriculum.

Some pros are that you can do your work at school and it will be in the same place you finished it. There is also a lot more information you can figure out while using the Internet and find helpful resources. Quizlet and Kahoot are great resources that these Chromebooks can provide. These websites are great tools that can help you learn information and study it. There are students who do not have access to Internet at home so the Chromebooks gives them Internet access at school to be able to have similar opportunities as the other students. Lastly, you can see your grades online, so you can check and see how you are doing.

Some of the cons of the chromebook is the low battery life. It feels like every time I come home after using it during the school day my battery life is almost dead. Another thing holding it back is the blocked websites. I feel as if I sometimes can not do my best work due to the fact that I cannot get on the websites necessary to complete this. The Internet on the computer runs slowly which is not the worst thing, but is an annoyance.  The last con  is they will randomly crash for no reason.

Overall the Chromebooks are a good idea for students who don’t have computers or internet access. They are not the best computers in the world but they get the job done for all of the students in the district.

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