Notebooks, Make Way for Laptops!

Christina Ramos, Notebooks Make Way for Laptops at Local Schools, The Orange County Register, Oct. 12, 2010, available at http://www.ocregister.com/news/laptops-270761-students-elementary.html.

Elementary school students in the city are saying goodbye to traditional paper and notebooks and hello to laptops and blogs.

The Newport Mesa Unified School District has introduced new technology into classrooms using Hewlett-Packard Netbooks after receiving a $426,000 grant to equip fifth, sixth and seventh grade students with laptops.

Jenith Mishne, the district’s director of Educational Technology stated, “The goal of adding laptops to the curriculum is to improve technology and literacy skills.”¬†¬†Students and teachers now have a new and advanced way of communicating.

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