At Sandvika high school we use a lot of technology each day. As a matter of fact we can’t even read in our textbooks without the use of a PC. My class (along with a few others) is part of a new project where we read all our books online on a webpage called Unibok.no. It’s really nice not having to drag a heavy schoolbag around all day. All the students have their own personal computers (that’s what PC stands for) which either their family or themselves have bought.
I went out before school started and bought the Microsoft Surface 3 (out of own pocket). This included the keyboard, but I later went back and bought the pen as well. Take notes, write directly on the screen, and even record a lecture at the same time. With up to 10 hours of battery life for video playback, Surface 3 lasts through your movie marathon (or all your classes). The screen size is 10.8 inches and the resolution is 1920 x 1280 Full HD Plus. With an Intel® Atom™ x7 processor and either 64 or 128 GB, this small but powerful computer gets the schoolwork done.
We use computers in all of our assignments, including Math, English, Spanish, Geography and so on. It can have downsides though. Sometimes some of the webpages or programs don’t work properly. This is often easy to fix as we have IT support all day, down by the library.
Our school is modern and new, the classrooms have highly modern whiteboards and projectors, and the “main hall” is long and wide. Windows in the roof let in a lot of light so we never have a dark day.