CTL®, a Beaverton, Oregon computer manufacturer, has initiated a program to encourage access to technology in classrooms. The tech company recently introduced their CTL® Education Chromebook last July. Certain schools could be eligible to try devices in classroom settings. Recent recipients include Sunset Primary School in Wilsonville and the Beaverton Public School District.
CTL® has a history of community involvement and support for technological education through the sponsorship of organizations such as the FIRST Robotics Competition, ChickTech and Tech Trek Technology Camp. Their Education Chromebook is one of the first Chromebooks designed specifically for students. It features a ruggedized design, retractable carry handle and rotating camera. Teachers and school IT administrators are eager to implement this Chromebook because of the affordable price, manageability and easy deployment.
As more schools gain internet access thanks to the White House’s ConnectEd initiative, the demand for classroom computers is growing nationwide. Here in Oregon, this school year marks the first year of the Smarter Balanced testing system, assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. Many schools are opting to use computer adaptive testing and implementing Chromebooks for students to use for reading, writing, research and testing.
CTL® is ready to meet the needs of K-12 Education with their Education Chromebook. The company is dedicated to putting technology into the hands of more students in order to prepare them for college and the workforce.