Technology transforms learning for Jackson teachers, students alike

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EAST JACKSON — Technology is changing the way some students learn. In fact, it also is giving teachers a new way to plan their lessons. Local educators tell us they are using technology to transform teaching and learning, and they say technology can provide opportunities for learning activities that may not be available in the traditional classroom setting. “These students grew up with technology, so they are more comfortable than a lot of the adult teachers are,” said Vicki DeLoach, a computer teacher at Madison Academic Magnet High School. “And they really know how to use it as a tool for education, and we will have to keep up with them.” Experts say technology can actively engage students in the learning process and can decrease the amount of in-class time while increasing the quality of that time.