Minnesota High Schools Get Boost from Technology

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kevin Moorhead fires up the computer for his honors investing class at Champlin Park High School (Champlin, Minn.). He has a powerpoint ready to go as students filter in and grab their laptops.

Eleven miles to the north, students at Andover are settling in for the same class. With the same teacher. Moorhead will teach both groups of students through a video conferencing system from Cisco.  It's called TelePresence.

"The system is really distance learning kind of on steroids," said Tom Skoglund, Instructional Technology Facilitator for Anoka-Hennepin School District.

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