We regularly tell students that it doesn't matter where you are, you should be able to access your assignments and resources – whether you're at home, in the library on holiday or at Starbucks with a friend. Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education exemplify learning whenever and wherever.
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 prioritised 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 boot-up 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 one-to-one basis, and the primary and secondary schools have trolleys with 30 devices each. Teachers sign out the trolleys when their lesson plan requires use of Chromebooks.