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story.lead_photo.caption Jeffifer Nava, right, and Anita Andrade, both ninth grade students at George Junior High School on computers Thursday Jan. 30 2014 at the school in Springdale. The Springdale School District is using a large amount of money from the Race To The Top grant received in December to purchase technology, specifically to put a computer or tablet in the hands of every student in the district. - Photo by Anthony Reyes

Every student in the Springdale School District, within three years, could hold an iPad or Chromebook in his or her hands.

Fast Facts

Technology In Education

• In 2009, 97 percent of teachers in the U.S. had at least one computers in their class everyday.

• In 2009, the ratio of students to computers in classrooms was 5.3-to-1.

• In 2009, Internet access was available for 93 percent of computers in classrooms.

• 60 percent of teachers have access to an interactive whiteboard.

• In 2013, 35 percent of classes had tablets or e-readers.

• In 2012, 20 percent of classes had tablets or e-readers.

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Technology Benefits

• Allows teachers to reinforce and expand upon concepts they are teaching.

• Helps keep students motivated.

• Helps improves students attitudes about learning.

• Helps students who learn differently from each other.

• Improves student test scores.

• Improves the quality of student work.

• Prepares students for the future.

Source: Staff Report

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