Milton, Olander, and North Kansas City schools may soon be joined in the ranks of schools with netbook programs by the Chesterfield County Public School system, pending an upcoming vote. However, their plan doesn’t give netbooks to the kids – it gives them to the adults.
The new proposal involves a five-year plan delivering netbooks to all teachers and administrators. Some of the netbooks will have touchscreens for unique applications in science or art, and Wi-Fi technology should come standard.
Further steps in the plan involve the addition of digital cameras and interactive whiteboards, to be used in conjunction with the netbooks to improve students’ experience in the classroom.
The plan will cost $13 million and will be voted on this December.