Plano school highlights efforts to teach digital natives

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Young students today have had technology more intertwined in their lives since the moment they were born than the teachers who stand before them.

But at Plano’s Beverly Elementary, the staff is finding creative ways to incorporate technology into the classroom. They said digital tools help feed the students’ natural curiosity and helps break down barriers they may have in speaking before their classmates or other challenges.

This week Beverly teachers updated trustees on the campus’ “Bits and Bytes” effort, which includes using DVDs to teach sign language, interactive whiteboards for reading exercises, iPad programs for math and writing and online help for everything from exploring the new places in the world to learning about animals.

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