"I've pulled the plug," Juanita announces.

Juanita is an early adopter. Way back in the early 1980s, she grasped the potential of personal computers and did everything possible to blend their use into her classroom.

She began with Basic, teaching her students simple programming. Then she tried Logo and Lego Logo as computers became more user-friendly, and she managed to beg, borrow, and steal a half-dozen PCs for her classroom.

Juanita was a pioneer with word processing in the mid-'80s, as she showed her students how to put together their compositions from start to finish on the


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