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Class technology has come a long way in 10 years, according to OKCPS

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As children and families return to school, technology in the classroom is a key thing to help them. , and how technology has changed in the classroom, said Eric Hileman, Executive Director of IT Services for OKCPS. |More| It takes an entire village, from parents to crosswalk guards, to get kids back to school safely. From textbooks to tablets, technology has taken center stage in many school districts. OKCPS allows access to electronic devices as early as Pre-K students. We have his Chromebook for these grades,” he says. All classrooms have OKCPS interactive moveable panels. Hileman demonstrated how different technologies work and explained where the school district was ten years ago. Prices are lower now. The pandemic has pushed school districts over the hurdle of connecting all students to the internet. |MORE| Edmund Public Schools is ready to take on any task as the new year begins.”Due to the pandemic, we are now 1-on-1 across the board. -High school students will be on until March of that year.” Hileman said the technology allows students to spend more than six hours in the classroom.OKCPS Education Principal Welcomes Students on First Day of Back-to-School As a next step, districts want students to not only consume information, but to create and acquire the products they create to share with the global community.

As children and families return to school, technology in the classroom will be an important part of helping them.

A public school in Oklahoma City explained how enabling students to use specific devices in class helps, and how classroom technology has changed over the past decade.

Eric Hileman, Executive Director of IT Services for OKCPS, said:

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From textbooks to tablets, technology has taken center stage in many school districts. OKCPS allows access to electronic devices as early as Pre-K students.

“We currently have about 11,000 iPads for grades K-2, and about the same number, maybe slightly more, for grades 3-12. We use Chromebooks for the school year,” Hileman said.

All classrooms have OKCPS interactive moveable panels.

Heilmann demonstrated how various technologies work and explained where the district was ten years ago.

“We had some iPads at our school, and some Dell laptops with Windows,” he said.

He said the devices cost between $1,000 and $1,200 each. Prices are lower now.

“Right now, the Chromebook is $429 with a case. You’re looking at the same cost as the iPad,” he said.

The pandemic has pushed school districts over the hurdle of connecting all students.

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“We are now one-on-one across the board because of the pandemic,” he said.

According to a 2021 study by Edweek Research Center, 90% of educators say every middle and high school student will have at least one device by March of the year. 84% said the same thing about elementary school students.

According to Heilmann, the technology allows students to spend more than six hours in the classroom.

“So they can literally learn anytime, anywhere,” he said.

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As a next step, the district wants students to not just consume information, but start creating, getting the products they create, and sharing it with the global community.

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