Paper still serves a purpose in Amanda Palmer's English classes at Warren Harding High School, but her seniors prefer reading Chaucer's 14th century Canterbury Tales on shiny new Google Chromebook laptops. Add another 230 new electronic white boards and projectors -- and new desktop computers for each teacher and administrator -- and the district has spent $3.8 million dollars in classroom technology. "The great value of this new technology is that it creates possibilities for teaching and learning that Bridgeport students and teachers have never had before," Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas said. The upgrade provides resources that will build teacher practice while empowering students to develop skills they will need when they enter a modern, technology-based workforce. Even as some teachers are still warming up to the idea, Chromebooks are used in about 22 percent of school districts across the country, Caesar Sengupta, a Google vice president, recently told Business Insider. Locally, Milford Public Schools are looking into Chromebooks, said Assistant Superintendent Michael Cummings. Palmer, who admits she was using Google Drive for online storage before Chromebooks came out, said other teachers ask her for help in using the notebook computers in the classroom.