first_imgPrincipal Fiona Temple helps road-test the new Toshiba Chromebooks.A Donegal secondary school is to undertake a unique project in the new school year.Mulroy College in Milford is to take part in the Chromebook 2 rollout plan.The plan will see transition year students use the last technology to interact with wi-fi in the school. After the implementation of enterprise Wi-Fi into the school, Ciaran Cunningham, Head of IT for Donegal E.T.B., investigated a number of mobile device solutions to best complement the newly installed Wi-Fi infrastructure.Ciaran said “We considered options including functionality, usability in the classroom, value for money, mobile device management etc. As we manage Google Apps for Education for both staff and students, applications such as Classroom, Drive and Gmail were all a priority in any decision we made.”Once their choices had been narrowed down to Chromebook products, Ciaran was introduced to Paul McEvoy at Baker Security & Networks, who highlighted Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 as the most well-suited solution for school.Fiona Temple, Principal of Mulroy College said “We wanted to fully integrate IT into their curriculum, rather than just teaching IT as a subject, and we wanted to explore the possibility of teaching and learning through Chromebooks as we felt they were more adaptable to the needs of both teachers and learners.” Damien Farrell, Toshiba Reseller Channel Manger for Ireland said “Through Toshiba’s Partner Programme, Baker Networks were able to involve the manufacturer at a very early stage. Throughout the process, our aim was to demonstrate a high level of service, product quality and flexibility in approaching this project and we strived to provide peace of mind for both Mulroy College and Donegal E.T.B. It is our hope that this is the first of many projects where Toshiba can provide its expertise as a trusted advisor to both partner and end user.”Principal Ms Temple added “The incoming Transition Year students are extremely excited to start the new academic year with their new Chromebooks, and we can’t wait to see how it will help in delivering the curriculum to our students in the years to come.“We really appreciated all the work Ciaran in the E.T.B. and Paul McEvoy in B.S.N. have done for us.”Mulroy College had put together a small team of teachers to oversee the project and proposed to introduce the new Chromebooks to their Transition Year students commencing in September 2015.DONEGAL SCHOOL BOOKS IN FOR THE ‘CHROME’ TREATMENT! was last modified: August 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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