From chalkboards to iPods, technology use in schools has come a long way, reports the Bismarck Tribune—and state and local officials say technology such as iPods and electronic book reading devices help to enhance students’ learning. LeAnn Nelson, director of professional development with the North Dakota Education Association, said using technology in school curriculums is becoming more popular. While the majority of teachers are open to new technology, Nelson said, they are a bit nervous about using it.

“They really don’t understand the technology as well as the kids do,” she said. “It’s just understanding what the technology is and how...

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