The numbers are staggering, at nearly all hours of the day, Sioux Falls School District students are using Chromebooks.
"We can monitor the activity and it looks like there is anywhere between five to 9,000 students connected at any one time," Sioux Falls School District Information Services Director Bob Jensen said.
Since the beginning of the year, 11,000 to 12,000 devices have been handed to students as part of the 1:1 initiative. But it hasn't been an easy task.
"All the hurdles we've gone through, we anticipated all along there would be things we didn't know about and it would be a learning process," Jensen said.
One thing the District did not anticipate was finding the right equipment to handle all of the online use.
"It was a challenge getting one device to handle the amount of traffic that was going through it. But it seems that is stabilized and now we are ready to move forward," Jensen said.
Another thing they did not know would happen was the public library having an issue.
"It's been a learning process and I think at this stage of the game things are starting to move along very smoothly," Jensen said.
It is running smoothly as the District reaches the end of the first quarter. Teachers are using the devices in class and students are learning with the new technology.
"It comes really handy when checking emails because I don't do a great job of checking my emails that often," Yunam Shi said.
"I use it in almost every class, even Latin. It allows me to keep track of all my assignments which I've never been good at before," Colten Fisher said.
Fisher and Shi say the way they do school work has changed.
"It might surprise a lot of people, but my physics teachers has all of his homework assignments online which we can do and solutions we can look at," Fisher said.
"For music theory, we have to record ourselves singing the scales in harmony and it is really cool," Shi said.
But, it's not all fun and games. There are a few things the students do not like about the Chromebooks.
"Some kids complain that you can't print off them here at school, but we have school computers we can do that from. I kind of take the good of the Chromebooks," Fisher said.
"We have the Chromebooks in front of us so we kind of have the temptation of getting distraction looking up different stuff," Shi said.
But, from time to time Fisher says students can not access the Internet because it will go down and they have to go back to good old fashion school work.
"We roll with it and revert back to using paper or whatever we have to do. A lot of it can be done offline so it is not a huge problem," Fisher said.
However, even with the distractions or the Internet going down, occasionally students say the learning opportunities opened to them are out of this world with the World Wide Web.
The school district still has about 7,000 Chromebooks to hand out to 23 elementary schools. They will begin handing those out on Wednesday, October 23.