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Texas schools embracing new technology
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Texas schools embracing new technology

Teachers and students alike at College Station and Bryan school districts in East Central Texas are growing more enthusiastic about learning as new technology continues to appear in their classrooms, the Eagle reports.

According to the Eagle, new interactive technology, such as smart boards and iPads, are replacing chalk boards and textbooks throughout the two school districts and providing both students and teachers with new resources to enhance the education experience.

College Station School District has an interactive smart board, which connects to a computer and an overhead projector, in each of its classroom, the Eagle reports.

Meanwhile, Bryan Independent School District is introducing iPads for its students to watch videos, read assigned material and take quizzes.

"New technology often brings new life to tasks that have become quite boring using pen and paper," said Erin Logan, a seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher. "Using technology in the classroom gives teachers an edge when educating students because it interests them. They want to take an active role in learning, especially with these tools."

Schools across the country are investing in interactive technology to add resources to the classroom. Educators have found these learning tools offer numerous benefits and greatly enhance the educational experience.