Blending education and technology

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Two local middle schools have been selected to participate in the Technology Immersion Program, which will study how student achievement in core subjects is impacted when students and teachers have computers, special educational software, online tools and immediate tech support:

Round Rock-based Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is providing notebook computers and technology training for students and teachers in 18 schools in Texas, including Woodland Acres Middle School in Galena Park ISD and Kaleidoscope Middle School (a Charter School) in Houston ISD.

TIP explores the impact of technology immersion on student progress by providing teachers and students the resources for developing 21st century skills.

In addition to professional development, the 18 TIP schools receive Dell notebook computers, productivity software, online content focused on core curriculum areas, online assessment tools and technical support.

The Texas Center for Educational Research has been hired to measure the impact of all this technology on student achievement and it will be interesting to see the results, when they are published.

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