Bibb County Gives a Peek Into 21st Century Classroom | News
At Northeast High School, Bibb County Department of Technology gave teachers and administrators a look into the 21st Century classroom. In October, 13WMAZ reported that Bibb schools will be making technology improvements that may cost around $50 million dollars.
Bibb County school teachers and administrators got to see what a typical elementary, middle school, or high school would entail.
A big screen television would be the future chalkboard. And the goal is that every student will have a tablet or I-Pad to use for learning.
"Our tentative plan right now is to assign a tablet to each student at the beginning of the day and then they carry that through the classes and then return it to a charging station," said Tom Tourand, Director of Technology at Bibb County Schools.
And teachers were impressed with just how tech-savvy a classroom could be, because that's what students need.
"Students know they need that visual but you need that whole package you need the touch and feel and listen and with today's age technology is so important," said Brandi Malloy, Media Specialist at Walter P. Jones Elementary.
Tourand says they hope to have all improvements completed within two years.