Back to school: New technology in classrooms

September 04, 2018 08:12 AM

News10NBC has been giving you 10 things you need to know before going back to school.

In Monroe County, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Webster, and Rush Henrietta start classes Tuesday morning. Students in seven schools in Wayne County, including Lyons, Newark, and Williamson, also head back to classes this morning.

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Lyndonville in Orleans County, Dundee in Yates County, and six schools in Ontario County, including East Bloomfield and Naples are also starting Tuesday. 

Most districts across our area have made a transition to have technology in the classroom.

For our back to school family, the McCoy children use Chromebooks at school. The kids say it's one of their favorite parts of school, and it motivates them to get their work done.

"Since we have laptops, at least that's better than pen and paper," said Imani McCoy, a student at the World of Inquiry School. "With a Chromebook, we get to type our essays instead of writing them."

For school administrators, the technology allows the teacher to better serve the students.

"They can use that Chromebook to access all those instructional tools," said Marc Fleming, principal at Greece Olympia. "Kids don’t need to use cell phones. Every student doesn’t have the same phone. We give everyone we have leveled the playing field."

Kindergartners, first and second graders in the Honeoye Falls-Lima School District will get brand new iPads. The rest of the students will get fully functioning Microsoft laptops.

The new technology at Honeoye Falls-Lima is part of the district's Vision 2020 Plan. District officials are making plans to become more interactive by the year 2020.


Kaci Jones

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