We regularly tell students it doesn’t matter where you are, you should be able to get to your assignments and resources — whether you’re at home, in the library, on vacation or at Starbucks with a friend. Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education exemplify that anytime, anywhere learning.
The district wanted to introduce content creation tools with rich collaboration features, so that teachers could provide real-time feedback and students could work on group projects from different locations. Students and teachers were also always running out of storage, so Massapequa Public Schools prioritized choosing a solution with unlimited storage.
Massapequa Public Schools introduced Google Apps for Education in 2012. The district rolled out the tools slowly, starting with a small group of tech-savvy teachers. Now, all students and staff use Google Apps for Education on a daily basis. Massapequa Public Schools chose Chromebooks for their affordability, quick bootup time and seamless integration with Google Apps for Education. In 2015, the schools rolled out 3,000 Chromebooks. Middle school students use Chromebooks on a 1:1 model, and the elementary and high schools have carts with 30 devices each. Teachers sign out the carts when their lesson plan requires use of Chromebooks.