Chromebooks have allowed our students to investigate more about a certain topic and to search for more information on the Internet. They create and share materials with other students and with the teachers. Students are developing important digital skills.
Jesuits’ Schools have always borne in mind that adapting their educational scheme to the new times is a priority and, especially during the last years, they have been involved in the digitalization of the educational process. A few years ago, Jesuits’ Schools created computer labs that could be used by students in certain subjects, basically using traditional office suites for their academic papers. But they found this system very unpractical and with several problems such as maintenance problems, usability problems, high costs due to licences and particularly when it came to sharing documents and information between students and teachers. In addition to this situation, the great need for adapting the educational process to the new digital environment encouraged a group of teachers involved in I.C.T. development to ask all School’s Boards for the green light to decisively face innovation introducing Chromebooks and Google Apps in the classrooms.
During 2014, these three schools have significantly increased their efforts to carry out a complete digitalization of their educational proposal, but not only with the aim of taking technology into classrooms, but with the objective of improving, optimizing and developing a modern and cost-efficient educational process, which provides students optimal digital skills to successfully develop their careers in the future.