“Teachers in the Ysleta Independent School District today will each receive a laptop, in what administrators and technology officials say is one of the largest computer distribution programs in the state [Texas]. All 3,000 teachers in the district will pick up a brand-new Apple MacBook for use in managing their classrooms and instruction,” Gustavo Reveles Acosta reports for The El Paso Times.
“‘Our teachers are now among the best equipped in Texas and the nation,’ Superintendent Hector Montenegro said. ‘This will catapult Ysleta to the next level of student achievement.’ Micha Villarreal, Ysleta’s director of instruction and technology, said teachers will use the laptops to do day-to-day duties such as taking attendance and inputting grades,” Acosta reports. “But, she said, teachers are expected to integrate the technology available to them into their instruction.”
Acosta reports, “Teachers and librarians, who also will receive laptops, have already begun the training on how to use the computers and the software that comes with them.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Vince” for the heads up.]
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