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Back To School: Advanced Technology Makes Its Way Into Classrooms

 
Back To School: Advanced Technology Makes Its Way Into Classrooms
Posted August 18th, 2014 @ 1:24pm

Hundreds of thousands of South Florida students returned to school Monday  morning.

 

And, they will be treated to a lot of new technology as they head back into the classroom.

 

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tells South Florida's First News on WIOD that he is excited about a new app for kids and their parents.

 

"Dade Schools mobile has a brand new app that we launched this year to keep parents informed of the academic progress of students, how early or late the bus is arriving..." Carvalho said.

 

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie says new technological programs like Digital Five are now in nearly 70 elementary schools in the district.

 

"Digital Five is a situation where we create a personalized learning environment in our schools.  We give each student a laptop," Runcie said on South Florida's First News.

 

That program has expanded this year, and, both Carvalho and Runcie expect technological advancements to keep impacting their school districts now and in the future.

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