News release

Province Invests in Technology for Students, Teachers

Education and Early Childhood Development

Nova Scotia is purchasing more Chromebooks, iPads and laptops to support students and teachers across the province.

The $10-million EdTech Refresh Plan complements other recent technological investments, including more support for the Nova Scotia Virtual School.

“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.”

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.

The Province also recently invested $530,000 for additional teachers to support the Nova Scotia Virtual School, an online high school which provides the same courses offered at schools in person.


“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

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development:

Nova Scotia Virtual School: