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Fond du Lac and area schools work to keep pace with evolving technology

posted Oct 16, 2011, 2:33 PM by Jeremy Cote   [ updated Oct 16, 2011, 2:33 PM ]
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A lot has changed in the way teachers teach and kids learn.

Educators and students are adapting to all the new high-tech means of communicating: blogs, Facebook, email accounts and educational networks like Google, Moodle and My Big Campus.

"Social networking is becoming the norm," said Mayville High School Principal Lee Zarnot.

In his rural school district, students in third through 12th grade are set up with Google gmail accounts and teachers are perusing students' work electronically.

For example, a student could be working on an essay in a Google document at the same time a teacher is editing the work.

"There's a big push to use Google apps these days. There's so much you can do through sharing homework assignments, reports and tests," Zarnott said. [click to keep reading]
Freshmen Stephanie Schmidt, front, and Arianna Roselli, work on a Google site during classroom time at Mayville High School.