Schools embrace tech revolution

In the not-too-distant past, advanced technology in classrooms was synonymous with scientific calculators, desktop computers, projectors and occasionally laptops.

But times have changed.

Over the years south Santa Rosa educators have utilized a wide variety of programs, devices and websites. High school students use WeatherSTEM, a weather data collection device, to study data patterns for weather in their own backyard. Navarre High School AP Biology students were using a 3-D printer last school year for a number of projects.

This year will be no different, said Holley-Navarre Middle School Principal Joie DeStefano.

In recent years, the school has loosened policies on cellphone use in the common areas and between classes. With students having their phones at the ready, DeStefano said teachers have embraced their students’ ability to search out answers immediately on the internet.

Read the full article in the Aug. 10 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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