More schools using technology to teach character skills

Nonprofit foundation provides tips for nurturing mutual respect and academic excellence in today’s technology-rich classrooms

technology-curriculumAs schools are increasingly fitted with new technology, the classroom atmosphere is changing. Tablets are replacing textbooks, interactive whiteboards are ousting chalkboards and software discs are going the way of the dinosaur.

Amidst all of the change, however, there’s one constant: the pursuit of academic excellence and mutual respect.

During the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention, experts from the nonprofit foundation Great Expectations shared best practices for fostering productive classrooms in the presence of increased technology integration. Great Expectations is a school transformation model that emphasizes a climate of mutual respect and academic excellence.

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Laura Ascione

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