In September 2018, Freshman received Chromebooks through the One to One Chromebook Program. The opinions on the chromebooks vary from a Freshman who just has entered Brien Mcmahon, to a Senior who has witnessed many changes in the Brien Mcmahon community
This decision was made by the district, to give Freshman the opportunity to learn through a safe system in and outside of school. The goal of this program is that everyone in the school will have one, since the Chromebook program will be passed on to future Freshman.
“It is beneficial because during class, when the teachers ask you to work on an assignment, you can just take out your chromebook.” said Clarissa Garcia (‘22). It was a very thorough plan made by the district; Garcia sees it as an opportunity to help her stay on track as well as staying organized.
Not only is the chromebook for their education, but it also puts their sense of responsibility to the test. If the chromebook is stolen, broken, or lost the student must report it and pay a replacement fee. Students are expected to bring their chromebook everyday to school.
“Sometimes you are not allowed to use it in class, but overall it does help, especially because I know Freshman who don’t have access to a computer at home,” said Garcia (‘22).
Although, this opportunity was given to specifically Freshman, some upperclassmen may wonder why they weren't given the same opportunity. Considering the fact that we have a lot of things to focus on, like our Current academics, and possibly our future endeavors.
“When I seen my little brother bring the chromebook home, I was a little affected by it. I feel like this opportunity would have benefited Seniors. If we had the chromebooks, I feel that our workload would not have to be crammed within one school day. Some kids I know don’t have computer access so it can make things hard on them,” said Anaelle Benjamin (‘19).