Solway School in Masterton has won 10 Acer Chromebooks in a prize draw for schools that completed the 2016/17 Digital Technologies in Schools survey.
The school was drawn at random from the 464 schools that completed the survey, managed by the 20/20 Trust.
Zooming in on future-focused learning
The survey has been carried out every two years since 1992 to monitor how schools are deploying and using digital technologies. A special focus of the 2016/17 survey has been on future-focused learning.
New Chromebooks improve ratio from 1 in 3
Assistant Principal, Steve Hornby, said the school was delighted to receive the Chromebooks. “I’m so pleased I filled in the survey,” he said. “Technology plays a big part in our learning programmes at Solway School. Our year 5/6 classes already use Chromebooks, but it is a challenge when we only have one computer for every three students. The new Chromebooks will be a huge boost for our students.”
Results sent out in May
The results of the digital technologies survey will be published during May with a copy of the final report being sent to every school. The survey provides a useful benchmark for schools to compare their digital learning environments and also provides a trusted basis for policy development by the Ministry of Education.
Partners and sponsors
Sponsors of the 2016/17 survey are InternetNZ, Microsoft, 2degrees, NetSafe, Research NZ and the Ministry of Education as well as the 20/20 Trust.