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A leap in learning

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Courtney Jordan, an algebra teacher at Sikeston High School, uses an iPad to teach a lesson on equations to her students. Jordan can enter information into the computer tablet and project it onto the white board. The Sikeston R-6 School District is in the planning stages of implementing what's called the "1:1 Initiative."
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Sikeston R-6 implementing 'student-centered' instruction

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- It's still in the planning stages, but Sikeston R-6 School District is working to implement a new way of instructing students in the 21st century -- using tablet computers.

The initiative -- called One-to-One (or 1:1) -- uses the tablets to engage students and enhance their learning experience by creating an equal opportunity as every student -- and their teachers -- will have access to a tablet computer, which in this case would be an iPad.

"We are not adding technology just for technology's sake," said Michelle Gilmer, R-6 technology coordinator.

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