The Digital Divide in Greater Danbury's Schools

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In a Danbury elementary school this year, Deputy Superintendent of Schools William Glass was surprised after giving a short presentation when he turned to collect his iPhone on his way out the door.

A third-grader was elated to show Glass that he had downloaded the game Angry Birds for Glass and was already was on level three.

"This is their world," Glass said. "The students in school are digital natives. They were born after technology existed."

Last year, Brookfield High School had what it believes to be the largest rollout in the state when it gave 240 iPads to its freshman class. The tablet computers came with interactive e-textbooks, artwork that can be magnified, and videos that explain concepts.

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