Chromebooks for Kids Helps Conquer Digital Divide

Providing Chromebooks for Community Outreach

In 2014, we launched Chromebooks for Kids with the goal of improving education through the use of technology. We know that while many school systems are taking big steps and working to give every student and teacher access to the technology and tools they need to learn, not all schools have access to funding to support this effort.

Now in its fourth year, the Chromebooks for Kids program has donated 650 Chromebooks to schools that may otherwise have not had access to this technology. The reception to this program from schools in our markets has been overwhelming and just confirms what we already knew – doing good IS GOOD!

Lewis and Clark Elementary School (Fargo, ND) Principal Jason Cresap said that the Chromebooks will expose students to new technologies, enabling them to become more adept at meeting the challenges that will face them in the 21st century.

“This donation will allow teachers to create new, engaging projects that leverage the technology to encourage communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in their students. It will also create new opportunities to make use of great online resources to help students at every level,” Cresap said. “We have many students whose only exposure to technology is while they are at school. With the addition of the Chromebooks we will be able to give more students the opportunities they crave. Chromebooks are a great motivator and engaging students is a vital component to preparing all of our students for success.”

Hawthorne Elementary School (Idaho Falls, ID) Principal Randy Stocking said his school plans to use the Chromebooks at all grade levels to improve the students’ math, reading and language arts skills.

“In this day and age, almost every job or career utilizes computer skills – whether it be writing reports or doing research,” Stocking said. “Many of our students do not have access to this technology that is important for skill development. Putting Chromebooks into their hands at this age enables our students to acquire the experience needed to be academically successful at all levels of education.”

Our Cable ONE associates are passionate about giving back to the community where we live and work. We know that improving access to technology in our schools will improve education and benefit our communities for the long term.

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