Students learn significantly more.

Each Willow student has a laptop.

 
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Every Willow scholar receives their very own Chromebook laptop — no more outdated textbooks

 
 

Parents and educators are always looking for new learning tools to help students reach their academic potential, and numerous studies have found that when every student has a laptop, scores in science, writing, math, and English language arts improved significantly.

And the benefits were not limited to test scores.

Students with laptops have been found to write more frequently across a wider variety of genres. They also received more feedback on their writing. In addition, they edited and revised their papers more often, drew on a wider range of resources to write, and published or shared their work with others more often. Students with access to laptops worked more autonomously and gained experience in project-based learning. This allowed them to synthesize and critically apply knowledge.

Hundreds of studies show that laptop use led to significant benefits for students.

One-to-one laptop programs also enhance students’ 21st-century skills – skills needed in an information age – such as the ability to locate and use internet resources. Students also improved their collaborative learning skills – that is, they were more capable of working collaboratively with others.

Research has also shown that when students are given a problem and related answer to consider, students with laptops exhibited higher problem-solving skills than those in the comparison group. Students with laptops performed particularly well on technology-based tasks such as online navigation, digital reading and using computers to solve math problems.

 

Benefits of Laptops as Learning Tools

Students live in a world filled with technology and full-time access to a laptop allows each student to take full advantage of the internet and technology.

Some of the benefits of using laptops in the classroom include:

  • Fostering online collaboration with other students
  • Providing curriculum support and additional information to students
  • Promoting better organization: Laptops help students keep track of their assignments and use an online school calendar
  • Allowing students to receive and view assignments online and submit their work via e-mail rather than being required to print them
  • Improving the review process: Teachers may edit student papers and return them digitally to provide more detailed feedback
  • Improving students’ computer skills
  • Making learning more interesting for technology-savvy students