Students and teachers in the Alton School District are continuing to reap the benefits of increased technology in the classroom according to district officials. Dr. Barcus Jackson, Director of Data and Technology for the district, briefed school board members on the evolving technology efforts underway in the district last week.
Jackson says the district has approached using technology as if they were preparing to trim some bushes.
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The district has expanded its’ one-to-one program to include all students from grades 3 to 11, created a network that offers webinars to teachers and other staff members, and implemented a data management system to help track the various levels of achievement in the district. Jackson says the district is currently looking to expand it’s bandwith per student and that he is working on a proposal that could allow students without internet access to purchase a mobile hot-spot so they could continue to use their district issued computers at home.
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