Technology in York County Schools Means No More ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

We’re still a long way from flying school buses and holographic instructors, but more than ever, schools are tapping digital technology to upgrade the learning experience.

As students across York County start school today, one thing is certain: Things are changing. Textbooks are fading. Teachers are tweeting. For many students, answers are just a swipe of a smartphone screen away.

All four local districts – Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover and York – have been moving in this direction for several years. But the 2012-2013 school year is expected to be a milestone – a moment when a new generation of technology tools are firmly embedded in the classroom.

The districts have installed wireless networks at most campuses, which means students and teachers can access the Web via mobile devices and computers from anywhere in the building.

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