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From left: Sean Colt, Sherine Smith, Lynn Gregory and technology administrator Ryan Hertzing

From left: Sean Colt, Sherine Smith, Lynn Gregory and technology administrator Ryan Hertzing

Classrooms in Laguna Beach schools are evolving with the simultaneous use of multiple electronic devices.

SchoolPower, the locally based nonprofit that supports public schools, donated $150,000 towards the recent wireless technology initiative, which the district matched with $180,000 to date, says a district statement.

“Our Xtremely wireless project allowed us to saturate our schools with wireless connections, enabling us to provide a flexible 21st century learning environment for our students.” Superintendent Sherine Smith said.

“The wireless upgrade was the highest priority presented to SchoolPower by LBUSD,” said SchoolPower President Lynn Gregory. “Technology has the ability to deepen and enhance the way we teach and we learn. SchoolPower also believed that this investment would resonate with our donors because of the impact it will have with every child at all four schools.”

Sean Colt, the district’s chief technology officer, likened the upgrade to a 10-lane super highway from a one-lane road. “The faster delivery of the increased digital content is creating a first-rate educational experience for all students.”

Improved wireless access allows students to tap libraries and Common Core digital textbooks, the statement says.

 

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