Featured Artifact of the Week

Westford Academy Laptop

Students once used slate tablets and slide-rules as part of their learning experience. As far back as the early 2000s, Westford Academy students had access to laptops for use within the school, with multiple computer labs established prior. In 2016, the One-to-World initiative was implemented as part of a new digital learning plan for the Westford Public Schools. That plan included the purchasing and distribution of Chromebook laptops for students, starting with high school freshmen. Today, all high school and elementary students are issued Chromebook laptops. These laptops are now an important element of schools functioning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The museum’s 2014 model Chromebook was one of many purchased by the Westford schools in 2015 as part the new digital initiative. It was subsequently “decommissioned” in 2018, when it was donated to the Westford Museum.

Laptop Computer

13.5 x 9.5 x .75″
School Inventory #WPS-06464