Educational Technology

September 28, 2013

State initiative growing technology in classrooms

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

By Tracey McManus, Augusta Chronicle

Three schools in Richmond County are piloting a Bring Your Own Technology, or BYOT, initiative that allows students to use personal smartphones, laptops and other devices in class. The program will expand to all schools next year if the district can meet its goal to be completely wireless on all campuses by August. The initiative is part of a larger effort to grow technology in the classrooms, from incorporating more devices into the learning experience to offering more online courses. “Technology is integrated in education,” said Kim Stripling, the director of media and instructional technology. “It’s not going away, it’s here to stay, it’s how our kids learn. To allow students to use what’s easy for them really helps them learn.”

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