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California Schools Join National Mobile Technology Program

California Schools Join National Mobile Technology Program

Racho Minerva Middle School and Vista Innovation and Design Academy are two of the eight schools in the nation chosen to take part in an innovative program focusing on the use of mobile technology in the classroom and at home. Participating teachers will receive specialized training on how to effectively leverage mobile technology into their lesson plans to maximize student experience. 

Under the program, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, 827 students and 40 teachers at Rancho Minerva Middle School and 645 students and 32 teachers at Vista Innovation and Design Academy are given iPads to use in the classroom and take home, according to a press release.

"This is a great opportunity for students to learn at any time they choose," said Larry White, executive director of curriculum and instruction and education technology for the Vista Unified School District. "Each student will have access to learning all the time as they'll be able to work on class projects and do research at home."

White said there are security filters that provide safety so that students are not getting access to inappropraiate sites. The program has worked with 24 elementary, middle and high schools. 229 teachers and 11,500 students across the country. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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