District 13 officials look ahead
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Students are now being taught keyboarding, also considered a 21st century skill. Robb-Fund said that while many children can type using the “hunt and peck” method, they don’t know the proper way to use all 10 fingers.
She also said that officials would soon visit some other districts that are using tablets in classrooms, such as the iPad, as learning tools, in the hope of incorporating them into District 13’s technology arsenal in the future. Additionally, Robb-Fund spoke about possibly purchasing some electronic textbooks.
The Educational Planning meeting was the first step in the preparation of the district’s 2013-14 budget. The annual building tour, to review potential capital projects and other repairs, is scheduled for Dec. 8.