Technology In The Classroom

Interest In Computer Science Increases

While most high schools teach an assortment of foreign languages: Spanish, French, German – other types of languages are finding their way into classrooms. Like Java. Never heard of it? It’s basically a language computers speak. At one time, this area was something few kids found interesting. But in the era of video games and smart phones, technology is part of the average students’ everyday life. In the first of a two-part series looking at teaching tech, Rachel Otwell tells us how District 186 is getting the next generation of programmers ready.

 

Read the entire article from WUIS News at the University of Illinois Springfield at
http://wuisnews.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/technology-in-the-classroom-interest-in-computer-science-increases/

iPads Used Daily

Paper notebooks are still a requirement in schools. But devices like iPads are becoming increasingly more popular in classrooms. In the second half of the WUIS series on technology and teaching, Rachel Otwell visits elementary schools in Springfield’s District 186 to see how the electronic tablets are becoming a common part of the school day.

Read the entire article from WUIS News at the University of Illinois Springfield at
http://wuisnews.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/technology-in-the-classroom-pt-ii-ipads-used-daily/

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