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Courant: Technology's Role Expanding in District 13

Hartford Courant reporter Julie Stagis recently visited Durham and Middlefield and discovered that students, teachers and administrators are using Twitter to tap into new educational territory.

Courant: Technology's Role Expanding in District 13

 

Technology's role in education is expanding at warp speed.

If you need evidence, just visit any of the six schools in Durham and Middlefield.

Recently, Hartford Courant reporter Julie Stagis visited District 13 to explore how students, teachers and administrators are using technology, including the popular social media website Twitter, to expand the classroom.

"If we're preparing kids for the future, but we do it with just pencils and paper, we're not a school — which prepares you for the future – we're a museum, which teaches you about what the past was like. So we really have to adopt the communication tools that kids use if we want to demonstrate the relevance of communication skills," Coginchaug High School Prinicpal Andre Hauser told Stagis.

What do you think about technology's role in the classroom? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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