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Plugging in or pulling the plug on computers in class

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12 year old Mackenzie McInnis in her Grade 7 English class at Springvalley Middle School using her computer. (courtesy CBC)

There are very different approaches to the use of technology and computers in the classroom depending on where your children are educated.

We begin this discussion as part of our series on advancing education.

In the first part of our series we consider, should schools be plugging in or pulling the plug on computers and technology?

It's a big question for educators, especially when many of their students have been using computers since they were toddlers.

Daybreak's Adrian Nieoczym recently visited two schools in Kelowna with very different
philosophies on the use of technology.

He also spoke to Brandt Sianchuck and Amanda Nyirfa who are grade 9 students at Springvalley Middle school about the role of technology in their education and their lives.
   
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