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Kent County schools are getting tech savvy

Some schools in the county are considering a “bring your own device” policy for students.

A student on his laptop. (Photo by Flickr user Hour of Code 2013, used under a Creative Commons license)

Earlier this year, the Delaware General Assembly formed a task force under Senate Concurrent Resolution 22 with the purpose of analyzing the state of educational technology in public schools. The goal: improve how technology is used in the classroom.
Some schools in Kent County are looking to follow suit, thanks to Delaware Teacher of the Year Megan Szabo.
According to the Dover Post, Szabo introduced the “Bring Your Own Device” concept to her students at Postlethwait Middle School this past spring, allowing them to bring their own tablets to class. The idea is catching on in other districts, and the state is noticing.
But not everyone is convinced.
“What happens if [that network] goes down? Everything is going to slow down because no one knows how to open a book or look for something,” Milford teacher Shelly Sapp told the Post. “It’s easy things that kids sometimes don’t think of because everything in their life is connected to a computer.”
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