With greater access to devices, NYC teachers are folding more tech into instruction

With greater access to devices, NYC teachers are folding more tech into instruction

Before the pandemic, U.S. history teacher Travis Malekpour hesitated assigning his students work in the classroom that required a computer. He knew not every student had a laptop or tablet.

Three years later, Malekpour, who teaches in Queens, doesn’t think twice about assigning and grading in-class work that requires a device. After COVID shuttered campuses in March 2020, forcing schools to pivot to remote learning, the city spent more than $360 million to buy 725,000 iPads and Chromebooks.

That seismic shift made devices more accessible to students than ever before — and has now pushed some teachers to fold technology more often into their lesson plans.

Read the full article here: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2023/3/13/23638132/schools-technology-online-learning-students-covid-laptops-ipads-new-york

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