Chromebooks Help Teach Real World Skills

The Cissna Park Education Foundation approved a mini-grant request for the purchase of two Chromebooks for the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) classes at Cissna Park High School (CPHS).

“Although the FACS classroom had some Chromebooks, there were never enough for students to work on projects individually,” said Donna Jean, CPHS FACS teacher. “Students have used them in Consumer, Foods and Single Survival classes.”

Students in Consumer Education class filled out 1040 tax forms and used the IRS website to find taxes owed. Foods class students use the Chromebooks to research eating disorders and calculate the nutritional value of different foods. In Single Survival class, students use the Chromebooks to create video blogs, advertisements, and podcasts.