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SCHOOL GIZMOS: Survey says tech welcome at Whitko

April 26, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation has been evaluating the possibility of utilizing more technology in its classrooms.

One-to-One Technology is a plan to incorporate more devices in classrooms to enhance student learning and interaction, as well as equipping teachers with data in a digital format to assess student progress.

The district has been cautious in its movement toward more technology.
Concerns have centered around teacher preparedness and their ability to know the technology in a way that can be taught to students.

One evaluation tool the district leaned on to determine the feasibility and interest of technology in the classroom was a survey conducted by Grace Dynamic Group.

At April’s school board meeting representatives from GDG reported on the results of the survey.

More than 300 students participated in the survey, with 184 parents and 88 faculty members weighing in as well.

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