LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Many Tippecanoe School Corporation students traded in their pencils for electronic markers.
Although February 1 has been dubbed National Digital Learning Day, many Tippecanoe School Corporation teachers incorporated new technology into their lesson plans all year long.
Students at Wea Ridge Elementary have something to look forward to each day they go to school. That's because each classroom is equipped with a new interactive board.
The boards are computer-generated and allow students to write electronically. All classrooms are also equipped with new laptop computers.
The new technology allows students to complete a program called "Successmaker." The new program is directed toward individual learning and allows students to learn at their own pace.
Information Technology Services Director Mike Watson said that children use video games and other technology in their everyday lives.
Watson hopes using it in the classroom will help them enjoy learning.
"They're very used to that kind of modality in learning," said Watson. "So, when they come into a classroom without the technology, they're looking, like, 'Well, this isn't the way I learn.'"
Watson said that it has taken three years to add the new technology to every classroom.
He also said they hope to continue to add new technology each year, such as electronic textbooks, as it becomes available.
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