1-TO-1: Technology comes to enhance, not eliminate

PIERCETON — Technology is can be both a blessing and curse to school systems. The advantages of delivering current and timely curriculum is equally balanced with the demand for money in order to maintain equipment and security measures.However, even with the looming costs, Whitko Community School Corporation is putting plans in place to incorporate a technological element into the teaching base.1-to-1 Technology was introduced to school board members last week by Joel Yeager, director of technology Services for the district.“We have a plan to see a direction for implementing technology in the classroom,” Yeager said. “It’s a work in progress and will continue be such as technology changes.”Yeager eased concerns that the 1-to-1 Technology was not intended to replace teachers or reduce the amount needed.“Let me be clear on what 1-to-1 Technology is not. We are not simply providing students with a device just so we can say we have the 1-to-1 ratio,” Yeager said. “This isn’t designed to replace traditional teaching or traditional text books.”Implementing the technology idea is geared to improve learning and chart achievement. “This is a personalized learning system,” said Yeager. “It will improve accountability for teachers, parents and students.”To read the rest of this story, see the April 9 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.