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Clarissa Holleman, a sophomore at Tattnall Square Academy, says she expects the Google for Education initiative to help student-teacher communication and streamline group projects.

"You don't have to worry about leaving it in your car or not being able to get in touch with someone because we're doing whatever and y'all can't work on your project," she said.

And just like any other school supply students will be expected to have it handy when needed.

"If you don't bring a pencil to work, you can't do your work. Well now if you don't have your iPad, tablet, computer, device you can basically get a zero for that day," said Jon-Clay Atwater, a sophomore at Tattnall.

But that also raises an important question. What if you're not able to afford a device?

Andy Woodard, a history teacher at Tattnall, says there are options for students who don't have the latest piece of technology at their fingertips.

"You know students that are unfortunate and don't have the ability to have a device to bring next year, we're going to let them rent a device throughout the school year or their going to rent a Chromebook and we're going to charge them a monthly fee and it's going to cover everything they need for that and at the end of the year, they'll be able to own that chromebook," she said.

Students say though paying the estimated 20 or 30 dollars a month for a device might require some sacrifice on the front end, it's an investment that eventually pays off.

"I tried to get a book from Barnes and Noble yesterday and it was $20 and it was $5 on Amazon, so I think it will just make stuff a lot less expensive if we're able to get books online," she said.


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