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Digital Literacy Initiative

Implementing a New Digital Literacy Initiative District-Wide
Jason Fastenau, Director of Technology and Tracie Weisz, Teacher
Alaska Gateway School District

This is a newly created technology class first taught during the 2010-2011 school year with 6th-8th grade students at Tok School locally, and Tanacross School via videoconferencing. All students in the middle school were provided an iPad II, which they are able to take home with them as part of a one-to-one mobile computer-learning environment. This is part of an initiative to move toward utilizing technological solutions, such as digital textbooks to replace traditional paper resources, and creating a more engaging learning environment. Currently, for the first time, the math curriculum in middle school is taught via a digital textbook.


Background - Problem Statement - Phases


Evidence of Impact


Leadership Actions


Resources - Benefits of Posting Student Work Online


Kathy Blanc,
May 31, 2012, 12:00 PM