BVNNews

Filed under News

Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

Blue+Valley+introduces+blended+learning+technology+to+all+schools+by+March+of+2018.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

Blue Valley introduces blended learning technology to all schools by March of 2018.

Blue Valley introduces blended learning technology to all schools by March of 2018.

Blue Valley introduces blended learning technology to all schools by March of 2018.

Blue Valley introduces blended learning technology to all schools by March of 2018.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Move back seniors. This March the schools will be equipping freshmen, sophomores and juniors with brand new Macbooks.

The initiative is a part of the district’s new blended learning program. The goal is to seamlessly integrate technology and equip teachers with new educational tools.

The district follows other schools in the region who have already implemented these programs. Associate Principle of Curriculum and Instruction Adam Wessel believes the district waited to make implementation as effective as possible.

“It’s a big investment, a lot of kids, a lot of devices, certainly it’s a big decision because of the financial component of it,” Wessel said.

The decision follows a three-month study last year where some classrooms were given test devices. According to the Blue Valley website, the tests were effective at determining the devices improved productivity, had high levels of access, and were easily monitored.

Senior Ellie Anderson was one of the few students to test a device last year.

“My class had the Chromebooks last year and we hated it, they were worse than the computers we already had. Even though I’m disappointed seniors can’t use Macbooks, it’s better than not getting one of those Chromebooks,” Anderson said.

While high schools are receiving Macbooks, the middle schoolers are receiving Chromebooks.

Wessel described that one of the main tasks for the administration will be being mindful and proactive of that transition and help students adjust.

Overall, the administration is excited for the transition, but there are some concerns.

“There a lot of commonalities with a Macbook […] and the distractions a cell phone can offer […] the other thing that has to be thought through and is going to be a challenge no doubt is the security of those devices,” Wessel said, “and by that devices getting broken because it falls off a desk or a kid leaves it laying out in the open and it disappears.”

However, Wessel believes that these are issues the administration and staff can work through and the blended learning program will be a success

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    News

    French Exchange Student Attends BVN for Three Weeks

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    News

    BVN Students Participate in Relay for Life

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    News

    Nairobi Chamber Choir Visits BVN

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    News

    BVN Makes Schedule Changes Due to Missed School

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    News

    Senior Boys Partake in College Signing Ceremony

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    Dance Team

    Dance Team Hosts Annual Dancing with the North Stars Clinic

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    News

    BVN Students Inducted into National Art Honors Society

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    Bowling

    Girls Varsity Bowling Team Closes First Half of Their Ten Meet Season

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    News

    BVN Chamber Choir Meets Future Mustangs at LMS Feeder Festival

  • Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks

    Boys Swim

    BVN Pool Formally Dedicated to Late Coach Greg House

Navigate Right
The official student media outlet of Blue Valley North
Blue Valley Welcomes MacBooks