Utah District Goes All Digital With Tablets

With the help of Acer Iconia W510 tablets, Wasatch County School District in Heber City, Utah, is leaving textbooks behind for a fully digital, interactive curriculum.

“Reaction from the teachers and students has been excellent. The students really love [the W510s],” said Karl Buchanan, technology director at Wasatch.

The W510 has opened up a range of possibilities for learning that weren’t available in traditional curriculum models. In music classes, for instance, the W510 allows teachers to not only record students’ progress, but also video proper finger placement techniques. This way, students can view correct finger placements as they practice at home.

“We needed to teach teachers how to handle classes and learn how to teach with the devices…to make the shift from the style of teaching with textbooks to teaching with digital content,” said Buchanan.