08-10-2014 (RFBMS) - Seventh and eighth graders are R.F. Bumpus Middle School were issued Samsung Chromebooks at the start of the school year - a continuance of last year's successful HCS Engaged Learning Iniative. Chromebooks operate with the Google Chrome browser - an important part of the growing "Google Ecosystem" in Hoover City Schools.
Schools in Hoover use instructional technology as one way of enhancing the mission to prepare and inspire all students for lifelong success by teaching the skills, knowledge and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the education program. In an effort to increase access to those 21st century skills, HCS has made it a goal to offer students a 24/7 accessibility to their learning through the aforementioned “Engaged Learning Initiative” (ELI). The individual use of technology is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace.