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We use Chromebooks for classwork and homework

Using devices like Chromebooks and laptops saves paper

Using devices like Chromebooks and laptops saves paper as well as making homework more efficient. Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Jean Yoo, Syosset

All of the sixth-grade students got Chromebooks this year. They help us to do homework at home and classwork at school. The Chromebook can be used in several ways. It can be a normal laptop, it can stand like a tent and be used like an iPad, and more. When we got them, we were each given a case to hold the Chromebook with our name on it. We had to get usernames and passwords for signing in.

The more we use Chromebooks, the less we destroy trees and can help the animals. If we use lots of paper, many animals can get hurt and they have nowhere to live. Using Chromebooks or other devices is a good way to save paper.

We use Google Classroom and we do some of our homework there; we get graded and our teachers leave some messages about improvements we can make. It has Google Drive, Google Images and more. We also get to play games when our teachers say we can. We have access to many websites, but some of them are blocked, so we don’t look at websites that we shouldn’t be visiting.

We charge our Chromebooks overnight, but we need to be careful not to overcharge them. If you break the Chromebook, you have to pay $300 to fix it. I’m looking forward to using mine all the way through high school.

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