The Chromebook Effect

The Chromebook's have made an large impact on the students here at PVHS in the English classes.

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Jose Chavez working on a Study Sync assignment in Ms. Craig's English class.

Jose Chavez working on a Study Sync assignment in Ms. Craig's English class.

Jose Chavez working on a Study Sync assignment in Ms. Craig's English class.

Avi Huling, Journalist

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      Since the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, PVHS has introduced computers into the English classes. The teachers and student have their opinions about which is better: the Chromebooks or regular paper work.  

    I’ve interviewed two of our English teachers here at PVHS about there opinion on the new Chromebooks.

    Ms. Craig said, “We have enough technology in English class but others may think in contrast.

   I love having the computers except for the kids who are busy looking like they are doing work; therefore I has to babysit their usage.The computer also helps with writing and comprehending the new text book.”

    Mrs. Thompson said, “Absolutely! Everything we do now involves technology. For the students work to be electronical allows them to work from home if it’s needed. I love the computers, but it has been difficult to adapt to using them as often but it will get easier as we move forward. I no longer have to carry home forty pounds of work covered in germs.”

     On the topic of classroom Chromebooks, Asti Huling junior here at PVHS said, “Technology is useful to society and students like me, because it is another resourceful way to learn. I feel like it helps out a lot. Even though we still have a book, and have to write, we don’t get handed papers all the time. Personally, it helps me stay organized.”

  The computers help the user with versatility because your learning doing your work and you’re learning how to use the computer more fluently.

  She also said, “It was hard at first, learning how to use the program because it was brand new to all of us. Yes, I think that would be a great idea to have computers in other classes as well so that us students won’t have to keep up with tons of papers.”

  PVHS junior Luis Aleman said, “Honestly, no I don’t agree that we need more technology because then we lose sight on what is important, we lose our ability to do things on our own. I think it’s pointless.”

  Aleman is shooting towards the fact that we retain what we learn better on paper than on the computers.

  “I haven’t written one essay on paper since last year,” he says, “I can feel my abilities being limited. Soon we’ll get comfortable and when you’re comfortable you get lazy. I like the old fashioned paper and pencil but I also like the computers better. I don’t think that we should include computers in such classes like math and history because I feel that those two subjects should be more hands on; writing would help me better than reading and typing on the computer.”

English class paying attention to lecture before starting work.

    It’s interesting to see how my peers reflect on this topic because we love technology and we use it all the time.

  Michael Hughes, apart of the junior class here at PVHS said, “I do believe that we need more technology in school and it would be easier because everyone knows how to use technology. I like the computers a lot and I feel like they’re easier for me to use. It wasn’t that difficult because I’m accustomed to it. I can actually say that they help me more when it comes to school work.”

  I feel that the Chromebook’s couldn’t be in a better class than English because throughout my school career, I’ve always had to do a fixed amount of work on the computer. I’m very accustomed to using them at school and now that I am are in high school, I feel that it is very necessary to have work on the computers. The computers are a great addition to the learning process.

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2 Responses to “The Chromebook Effect”

  1. Jeremiah on January 19th, 2018 8:16 am

    Nice article; very well written and I like how you said “I feel that the Chromebook’s couldn’t be in a better class than English.”

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  2. Ayah Khatib on January 19th, 2018 8:33 am

    Computers can be useful at times, but I think English should just stick with more kinesthetic activities. This is supposed to be a brick and mortar school, not an online school.

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