ACT Government has provided over 20,000 Chromebooks to ACT public school students

Released 05/02/2020

Now for a third year, the ACT Government continues to provide all ACT public school students in Years 7 to 12 with a free Chromebook device.

The ACT Government believes in providing equitable access to the tools that students need to give them equal opportunity to learn. Irrespective of family circumstances, the government is helping every student to have an equal opportunity to learn.

This builds on the program the Government has had in place for the last two years, ensuring all high school and college students have access to a device. To date, more than 20,000 Canberra students have been provided with a Chromebook device through the program.

The ACT Government is committed, through the Future of Education strategy, to developing capable adults who have learnt to learn, live productively in society, think, create and work in an increasingly digital future.

The provision of Chromebooks assists equity among students within our school community and seeks to develop the capacity of students to analyse information, solve problems and communicate in an increasingly digital society.

The use of Chromebook devices also aligns with the objectives of the Australian Curriculum, which requires students to understand how to operate effectively in a digital world.

Having access to a device provides a great opportunity for students to expand their learning journey and I have seen some great examples of the use of devices to enhance classroom activities in ACT public schools.

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