Educational Technology

October 22, 2015

Schools debate about whether devices improve exam scores, learning

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Abby Armbruster, Daily Journal

Within the past two years, four school districts in Johnson County have invested millions of dollars in laptops or iPads for their students. The goal: Options. School administrators said having the Internet at their students’ fingertips provides them with the tools they need to succeed in the future, either through learning how to create an application from scratch, figuring out how to repair parts of a computer or allowing them to take classes that were never offered in the past. Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson, Edinburgh, Center Grove and Franklin schools all supply electronic devices to at least some of their students. Greenwood and Clark-Pleasant schools have not decided to go all-in on providing each high school student with their own device, but continue to consider the idea.

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