HOUSTON – Nov. 16, 2018 – More than 3,200 Chromebooks are being distributed to secondary campuses as part of the ongoing upgrades to technology equipment provided by the 2016 bond program.
The devices are in addition to 11,656 already put in place last year, including 2,350 new laptops for teachers, 5,824 student Chromebooks, and 3,482 campus desktops. Other bond-funded technology improvements include enhancement of the fiber optic network, and additional hardwired connections in the classrooms.
The goal is to enhance the learning experience for all students.
“We are giving students more access to technology to increase their ability to learn and keep up with their peers all over the world,” said Ben Leung, Spring ISD director of Technical Support Services.
As the delivery of new Chromebooks arrived at Spring High School, Principal Diaka Melendez said her teachers were excited about incorporating more technology in the classroom.
“This just expands their opportunity to do things online with the kids,” she said.
Another development is a move toward more online testing, which student Christopher Reyes said would be an easy transition for most students.
“Most kids nowadays only spend their time on technology, so they would be familiar with it,” Reyes said.
For more information on the 2016 Bond Program, visit www.springisd.org/bond2016.