Wilmington Area named Google Reference District
According to an article in New Castle News, Wilmington Area School District is one of only 500 school districts worldwide to be designated a Google Reference District, an honor bestowed by invitation only and which showcases the district as a leader in using technology for education. The district is rolling out a 1:1 technology program this year, for which each student from kindergarten through fourth grade was issued an iPad tablet for daily in-school use. It also provides a Chromebook laptop computer to every student grades five through 12, which they can take home at night. Other technology upgrades include a virtual reality headset that is shared by classes and allows students to explore in 3-D. All devices employ safety controls and students have been instructed in the proper use of the technology.