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Province to spend $10 million to add more technology in Nova Scotia classrooms

By Caitlin Snow Apr 5, 2023 | 2:15 PM

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The province is investing $10 million in technology for students and teachers as part of the EdTech Reshfreshment Plan.

It includes Chromebooks, iPads and laptops in classrooms as well as $530 thousand for the Nova Scotia Virtual School.

Funding for the technology refresh plan includes $4 million from the 2022-23 fiscal year and $6 million from 2023-24.

So far, 10,325 Chromebooks have been purchased and distributed. Schools will distribute technology to students based on age and how much learning support they need.

“This investment will make a real impact in our classrooms,” said Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “Students will benefit from Chromebooks and other classroom technologies that will provide them opportunities to explore and learn with modern learning tools for our digital world.”

“By leveraging the use of technology in the classroom, teachers have the flexibility required to deliver responsive lessons, which promote the development of key competencies such as critical thinking, inquiry and digital citizenship.”
– Krista Langille, English language arts and social studies teacher, Clayton Park Junior High

Minister of Education Becky Druhan at Clayton Park Junior High

Minister of Education Becky Druhan at Clayton Park Junior High


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