DiigoNotes - Netbooks for 8th Graders



    • Bandera ISD Goes Digital

      Plan Calls For Netbooks For Eighth-Graders


    • Bandera Independent School District officials recognize that the digital world is changing rapidly and if students there are going to keep up, traditional ways of teaching aren't going to make the grade.

    • "Are we doing the very best we can do to prepare students to be successful for college and the world of work?" asked Bandera ISD superintendent Dr. Kevin Dyes.

      This spring, the district is implementing the One-to-One Technology Initiative, where every eighth-grader gets a Netbook.

    • "If you look at the world of work, they're going to be working in a digital environment, where they're not going to be using a lot of paper," Dyes said. "They're going to be communicating digitally through e-mail and all of the other digital media that's out there."

    • Dyes said the plan is to eventually have grades 8-12 almost totally digital within five years and not just so they can excel academically.

      "We're preparing them for life," he said.

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