During the meeting, Karnes City Junior High teacher Lisa Moczygemba demonstrated the use of the Intel Classmate Mobile Tablet, a mobile computing device designed to bring 21st century technology to various education curriculums and classroom learning for both teachers and students.
Moczygemba showcased the many benefits, uses and applications of the Intel Classmate by using an eighth grade math lesson as an example on the mobile tablet.
“Schools are striving to meet the needs of today’s digital learners,” said Superintendent Jeanette Winn. “After countless hours of research and consultation with our technology department, Karnes City ISD has decided to introduce the incorporation of Intel Classmate mobile tablets into our digital repertoire.”
According to district officials, a team of teachers at each campus has been selected to pilot the use of the Classmates, and they are in the process of receiving several hours of training on best practices for incorporating these tablets as an instructional tool in the near future.
Also at the meeting, the board approved the purchase of a new 77-passenger, air-conditioned bus. Every year the district includes funds in the budget to purchase an additional bus. This allows the district to maintain a proper rotation cycle of always having enough newer buses and never having several older ones that are unreliable, according to district officials.