HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools are on the cutting edge. The system is now using laptop computers and iPads instead of books in many classrooms.
But cutting edge doesn’t always mean easy, and there have been plenty of glitches and problems. Now, there’s a video to answer questions and give directions.
The video, posted on Huntsville City Schools’ website, contains information from various workshops held at the city’s high schools.
In the video, Debra Estrada from Pearson Education demonstrates just how to use the school system website to access information about the Digital 1:1 Initiative. This information is provided to ensure your child, and you, for that matter understand how the system works.
Everything from information on different subjects, to help answering your questions is addressed in the video.
For instance, did you know you can use any Internet-enabled computer to access the info on the digital initiative? You can.
There’s also information from Sandra Simmons, of the school system’s IT Department. The purpose, once again, is to make sure common problems are addressed.
Deputy Superintendent Barbara Cooper is also in the video to reassure parents about many things, including why the system made the move to the digital age now.
The goal of the video is to make sure the digital initiative works for your child. More than that, it’s meant to reassure parents their children’s education isn’t being harmed by jumping into the 21st Century.
Huntsville’s ETV will air the video several times a day through the end of the month. The video will air daily at 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm and 11:30pm. ETV is on Comcast channel 17 and Knology channel 99.