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Burlingame SD |  6000 |  BP  6162.7  Instruction

Use Of Technology In Instruction   

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The Board of Trustees encourages the instructional use of computers, the Internet, videotapes, interactive CDs, digital video, distance learning, cable television and other technologies. The Board believes that these technologies:

1. Enable students to access information, practice skills and develop reasoning and problem-solving abilities.

2. Help teachers differentiate instruction and meet a wide range of learning styles.

3. Enable teachers to move from whole-class to small group and individualized instruction.

4. Are a part of students' everyday lives.

Every effort shall be made to provide equal access to technology throughout the district's schools and classes.

The Board recognizes that trained teachers are needed to make the best use of the district's technology. Teachers and instructional staff shall receive training in using the technologies available to them. All district schools shall have the opportunity to obtain computers, software and other equipment.

The district's educational software shall be carefully selected and evaluated so as to meet the teachers' and students' needs and conform to district policy, regulations, and content standards.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

51870-51884 Educational Technology

Policy BURLINGAME SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 18, 2006 Burlingame, California

reviewed: September 21, 2010