Idaho schools aim to improve technology in classroom
January 17, 2011
Educators from Idaho Falls School District in Idaho are seeking to integrate more technology in the classroom in an effort to expand their resources and utilize more innovative teaching methods, Local news 8 recently reported.
Several teachers throughout the district have already implemented new technology, such as an Apple iPod, an interactive response system or a classroom projector, but, according to the news provider, the district would like to see further integration.
According to Idaho Falls School District superintendent George Boland, students are using technology in their daily lives away from school. Using it in the classroom would further their education and provide them with skills they will use in the future.
"This is a big part of how they learn and they interact with their world so incorporating that with their instruction will help facilitate greater levels of student achievement," Boland told Local News 8.
Idaho state superintendent Tom Luna recently unveiled an education reform plan, in which he called for the use of more cutting-edge technology in the classroom. In an outline of the plan, Luna said the state will invest $50 million over the next two years to achieve this goal.
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