… it’s different in the schools [superintendent Mark] Edwards runs in Mooresville, N.C. Three years ago, the district began giving laptops to every student and teacher from high school down to fourth grade, some 5,000 computers in all.
While computers have been around in public schools for more than 20 years, this is one of the only districts in the country that’s gone entirely digital. It’s completely changed things for teachers like Kristin Faucher, whose class was studying sharks. PBS
The referenced article is a bit too techno-centric for my taste. It reads as if the technology itself turned boring and unhealthy environments into exciting learning. Usually it’s more complicated than that, and I suspect it was and is for Mooresville as well. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting project to learn from. When I was in school, I would have enjoyed attending there and likely thrived.