TRHS Introduces Personalized Learning Devices


Shannon Oberle

student using his personalized Chromebook for his studies.

This year Travelers Rest High School introduced 1:1, where each student is assigned his or her own personalized Chromebook (also referred to as Personalized Learning Devices, or PLDs). It has now been two weeks since students have had Chromebooks, and some have shared their opinion on this new technology.

Cameron Lomax-Byrd: “They are a great source to many things, I love that it’s helping my learning expand!”

Ms. Case: “I think it was a smart move on the part of the district to integrate technology into the classroom because that’s where our society is headed. And it would be remiss of us to ignore the technological revolution that’s happening.

Mac Reaney: “I hate how all the games are blocked.”

Duncan Dempsey: “I think it’s a good way to technologically engage the students and get them to responsibly use technology to educate themselves.”

Drew Golden: “They are definitely convenient in school but a nuisance when they won’t work at home.”

Coach Alford: “I love them. It allows us to do so much more in class that we weren’t able to do before. Google classroom really helps us be paperless.”

Kierstin Bowen: “I don’t think it’s as useful as it could be. What if don’t have internet at home?”

Shannon Oberle
Quan Keaton using his Chromebook.