Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Laptop Program Done Right...

From the NY Times...What?  The NY Times?  Yes.  Folks, what does the NYT know that we here in Lee County don't?  They know there's a school system in NC who is doing the laptop program right. 

Grading the Digital School

Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops)

Jeremy M. Lange for The New York Times
CONNECTING Tammy Rigby, a fifth-grade science teacher at East Mooresville Intermediate, helping Grace Lateef, left, and Caitlyn Yaede with a class exercise.
“This is not about the technology,” Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District, would tell the visitors later over lunch. “It’s not about the box. It’s about changing the culture of instruction — preparing students for their future, not our past.”
As debate continues over whether schools invest wisely in technology — and whether it measurably improves student achievement — Mooresville, a modest community about 20 miles north of Charlotte best known as home to several Nascar teams and drivers, has quietly emerged as the de facto national model of the digital school.

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