Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

October 15, 2013

Computer initiative in full swing at BHS and BMS

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BHS Spanish teacher, Joy Lake, maintains, “Having a laptop in every student’s hands has brought the Spanish-speaking world into the classroom. Our students are able to take virtual field trips to other countries and can see firsthand the running of the bulls in Pamplona (Spain) or scale Machu Picchu (Peru) or visit a Day of the Dead celebration in Oaxaca (Mexico).” The students also prepare for and complete assessments, such as Acuity, NWEA and ECA, on the laptop.

Sue Pieczonka, BMS language arts teacher, states more technology in the classroom “has increased my students’ accessibility to many programs that foster an increase of learning. Due to each student having his or her own computer, it not only assists them with preparing for online ISTEP tests, but also increases creativity and promotes improvement in vocabulary, language conventions and various writing activities.”

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