Metro students to get more technology in classrooms - WKRN News 2

Metro students to get more technology in classrooms

Posted: Updated: March 11, 2014 05:41 PM

Metro Schools Director Dr. Jesse Register plans to demonstrate new technology for the classroom at a school board meeting Tuesday night.

Register told Metro council members Monday night that the district plans to provide technology and training for its 80,000 students and 6,000 teachers.

"We feel like we're miles ahead of most other districts in the country with the plan that we have and with the implementation of what we're doing," Register said.

The district has purchased 300 carts filled with laptop computers.  The laptops will charge inside the carts when they are not being used.

"The technology will be on movable carts so they can moved to a classroom and a lab full of computers so students don't have to use classrooms," Register said.

He added it is very important to not only provide the technology, but to train teachers how to use it.

"To give our teachers competency-based training program. Every one of the teachers, to have a competency based training program and the technology to use in their classrooms by the time school starts," said Register.

Metro schools have upgraded its Wi-Fi capabilities in each school so that students can access the Internet.

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