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It's an old question in the relatively new world of interactive whiteboards: pen or touch?

 

K12 education is experiencing significant change. With it, the role of the school administrators has changed as well.

 

Here's a quick measure of how sold Warsaw Community School District is on the concept of MimioTeach interactive whiteboard system: There's one in every classroom in the district.

Tulare City School District has a large number of English learners in its diverse student body, which is predominantly Hispanic. Yet it has posted great success in reading scores over the past decade.

 

Misty Freeman's district in Farmington, Mo., began purchasing refurbished computers from CDI six months before she was named technology director. She remembered feeling some trepidation about that decision.

"What are we going to do, buy all these used computers and have to work on them all the time?" she recalled thinking. She also wondered if the units themselves would look worn and scratched.

A year into a revamp of the C.T. Sewell Elementary School's educational focus, math test scores were heading up. While lead educators in the Henderson, Nev., school were confident about the quality of their teachers and curriculum, they still sought to ensure consistency in students' exposure to core math standards.

Round Rock ISD spent the past decade going through a big growth spurt. Along the way, it became clear that its data and communications systems, like an old pair of pants that are suddenly two inches too short, needed an upgrade.

 

A District Administration Web Seminar Digest — Originally Presented March 22, 2011

When Tyler ISD in East Texas started equipping all its teachers with laptops and docking stations in 2008, it also began to build a model of "baseline technology" devices that district leaders considered essential to teaching and learning.

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