04/24/14 8:00am
04/24/2014 8:00 AM
Greenport fifth-grade teacher assistant Jeannie Calderale with students Kelly Torres-Rodriguez, left, and Breanna Shelby. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Greenport fifth-grade teacher assistant Jeannie Calderale with students Kelly Torres-Rodriguez, left, and Breanna Shelby. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Greenport Elementary School fifth-grade teachers Stephanie Pawlik and Stacy Woodhull can hardly imagine conducting a lesson without a Google Chromebook.

For the past five months, all 35 fifth-grade students have used the laptops as part of a pilot program the district implemented.

“Having access to technology throughout the day has made a tremendous difference,” Ms. Pawlik said. “Computers have been a natural tool they reach toward, which is just a fact of their lives.”

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