The Buzz: School supplies today

The kids are back in school, but the days of heavy backpacks and loads of notebooks and pencils may soon be a thing of the past.

In growing numbers, Rhode Island schools are moving away from the traditional school supplies and moving into the world of the cloud.

Coventry recently purchased nearly 3,000 Chromebooks, a Google-based laptop, for students in grades 6-12. Cumberland and West Warwick have also bought Chromebooks for students.

What do you think about this shift in education? What are some of your memories of homework and school supplies?


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