Updated 09/10/2012 09:34 PM
School curriculums change with technology
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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. -- This school year is just beginning, but districts are already getting a jump start on planning the educational curriculums for the years to come.
The New Hartford School District held its first staffing and curriculum meeting of the year to discuss the new programs they’re planning to adapt. They explain that school curriculums are always being updated, especially with the continual changes in technology.
"Learning has to keep up with times and as people in general in society learn from new tools like, internet and tablets and things like that, the schools have to keep up. Because that's basically, we're helping people become productive members of society," said Vincent Condro, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Instruction.
One way New Hartford is updating its educational technology is continuing to update chalk boards to smart boards. They're also talking about adapting a new academic social network, similar to Facebook, that will be utilized within the school district.