[pull quote: "School has changed over the past two decades--from posters and models to gadgets and Gizmos. In Gulfport, Project ACTIVATE has changed what we do in school and how we do it." --Technology Director Terri Burnham]

"Change the cat; change the cat!"
"Lock ‘em down!"

These are comments by students in classrooms participating in Gulfport School District's Project ACTIVATE (Assisting Children Through Inclusion in Vigorous Activities with Technology Everyday). In what was once an environment typified by teacher lectures, information output, and passive listening, classrooms in the Gulfport School District have transformed and are now rich with student engagement.


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