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B'ville teachers integrate technology into traditional research paper

Hannah Wood, left, and her classmate Jonathan Dunn use iPads in the school library to gather information for a research project at Durgee Junior High School.

Hannah Wood, left, and her classmate Jonathan Dunn use iPads in the school library to gather information for a research project at Durgee Junior High School. Kelly Cary

— After the project was completed, the teachers surveyed students for their input on using the iPads. If they had a choice, some students said they would use only the iPad for the research project, and some would prefer using a mix of paper, iPad and the computer. Many students commented on how helpful the iPad was for organizing their research materials. Several students noted that the iPad provided them with an opportunity to enhance the technology skills that they anticipate they will need for college and career.

As technology evolves, the district’s teaching staff continues to determine how to integrate it into lessons to enhance learning and to increase students’ technology skills. This year each school in the district has at least 15 iPads for teachers to use in their instruction.

Kelly Cary is the information officer for the Baldwinsville Central School District.

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