Georgia School District to Issue 8,000 Dell Notebooks for Teachers; Dell Training Cobb County Educators on Best Practices for Integrating Technology into Instruction.
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Cobb County School District The Cobb County School District is the county government agency which operates public schools in Cobb County. The district includes all of Cobb County except for the city of Marietta. in Georgia Georgia, country, Asia
Georgia (jôr`jə), Georgian Sakartvelo, Rus. Gruziya, officially Republic of Georgia, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,677,000), c.26,900 sq mi (69,700 sq km), in W Transcaucasia. has teamed with Dell (NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
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As part of a contract valued at more than $10 million, Dell has begun training teachers on how to use the new technology and integrate it into their instruction. Upon completing an initial two-hour training course, teachers can use the Dell Latitude Dell's Latitude laptop brand is specifically targeted at the business market which means that standardized parts are used throughout the line and are available for several years for support purposes, as opposed to the Dell Inspiron which is aimed at the consumer market and whose (TM) D620 notebooks as a classroom teaching tool and as a productivity tool after school and at home.
"Our teachers are deserving de·serv·ing
Worthy, as of reward, praise, or aid.
de·serving·ly adv. of the best teaching tools that we can provide them," said Fred Sanderson, Cobb County Public Schools superintendent. "Thanks to the leadership of the Cobb County Board of Education, these computers have placed a world of information in our teachers' hands. Most exciting is that our students will benefit because the technology will open new avenues of learning in our classrooms."
Karen Bruett, vice president of Dell's K-12 business, said Cobb County's leadership in education technology punctuates a trend she is seeing in schools around the country. In the Dell-sponsored 2005 NetDay Speak Up survey of more than 200,000 students and teachers, nearly 60 percent of teacher respondents In the context of marketing research, a representative sample drawn from a larger population of people from whom information is collected and used to develop or confirm marketing strategy. said they'd like more professional development and training on integrating technology into the curriculum.
"It's essential that educators have access to and training on technology so they are better equipped to incorporate it into instruction," Bruett said. "Cobb County has taken a leadership role in bridging the technology gap between teachers and students. That's an important step in helping students develop the 21st century skills they need it to be competitive in today's economy."
Cobb County, near Atlanta, has the second-largest school system in Georgia, serving a diverse population of more than 104,000 students in 110 schools.
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