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ERIC Number: EJ842188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Improving School Performance and Career Preparation with a Wireless Computer Lab
Styron, Ronald, Jr.; Disher, Fan
T.H.E. Journal, v31 n3 p40-42 Oct 2003
Two years ago, Mandeville High School (http://mandevillehigh.stpsb.org/index.shtml) in Louisiana purchased a mobile wireless computer lab with grant funds from the state. This lab not only helped improve the writing and research skills of the school's ninth-grade students, but also improved its overall performance score to become one of the highest performing schools in the state. The securing and utilization of the mobile computer lab was the culmination of an ambitious school-wide technology plan spanning four years--a plan that began with 32 computers and a facility needing substantial retrofitting just to meet basic electrical needs. This article serves as a framework for administrators and teachers who strive to bring curricular technology integration to their students, while also trying to raise school performance scores as related to accountability programming.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana