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Camp Keeps Duluth Teachers Tech-savvy

Updated: 08/12/2014 11:22 PM
Created: 08/12/2014 11:20 PM WDIO.com

K-12 teachers in the Duluth School District got some hands-on experience at a tech camp Tuesday.

They learned everything from SMART Board basics, to Google apps for education, and even an introduction to Twitter.

The district has hosted this camp for three years. 

The camp coordinator, Tammi Wilkins, says they keep doing it because technology keeps changing.

"We actually want our teachers to know about the things that the students have access to in the palm of their hand," Wilkins said. "By teachers learning about the tools, and learning how to use those tools, and not being afraid of them -- that really can open some doors to learning and collaboration opportunities."

Wilkins says a lot of what they are learning is done on a Google Chromebook. The district has about 900 of them.

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