Tenafly’s school district recently voted to move forward with creating a virtual desktop infrastructure which will allow for further access to school applications and online materials. So what does this mean for the future of Tenafly’s school system?
The creation of this infrastructure will enable the district to phase in ProBooks or Chromebooks, smaller/portable laptop notebooks, which will provide students with access to school applications from anywhere on and off campus. Additionally, this plan will allow students to access any and all information from a variety of devices.
Currently, in both the elementary schools and high school, students have access to computers in the library, classrooms, labs, and laptop charts. In the high school, teachers allow their students to bring in/use their own devices while other classrooms are equipped with iPads and Macs.
So when will this be instituted?
The plan is expected to be put into action next year, with the Chromebooks being phased in over a three-year period. It is projected that, by 2018, Tenafly’s middle and high school will be equipped completely with the Chromebooks, with the remaining laptops to then be transferred to Tenafly’s elementary schools.