classroom technology

Under the Microscope
4:19 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Columbia schools use new technology; photojournalist documents climate change

German diver and marine biologist, Rupert Krapp, of the Norwegian Polar Institute, pumps his fists in victory after surfacing with plankton samples from under the ice at 82 degrees North, 500 miles from the North Pole.
Credit Randall Hyman

This week, we’ll hear from a Missouri-based photojournalist about his experience documenting climate change in the Norwegian Arctic, and learn how new technology is being used in Columbia's public schools.

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9:40 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Battle High School students set to receive iPad minis this fall

As the new Battle High School in Columbia opens this fall, each student will begin to receive an iPad mini.

The Columbia Public School district will purchase 1,100 new iPads as part of a new technology pilot program. District Spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said the addition of the new technology is Columbia Public School’s way of changing its teaching methods to keep up with the change in the way students learn.

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Under the Microscope
4:31 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Fighting over school lunches

Credit bookgrl / Flickr

On this week's show, we'll hear about a fight over school lunches and learn how one New Bloomfield school was able to introduce new technology into the classroom.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:50 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

New Bloomfield school receives funding for classroom technology

Ryan Denning teaches Animal Farm in his high school literature class. Denning plans to use the education grant to make his lessons more interactive.
Credit Evan Townsend / KBIA

Ryan Denning teaches history and English in New Bloomfield, a small town twenty minutes north of Jefferson City. Like all teachers in the New Bloomfield school district, Denning’s salary is under a pay freeze. He’s seen the school suffer large budget cuts, and he recognizes that education funds are low. But thanks to community efforts Denning is one of two teachers receiving a grant for over $4,000, which they’re using to buy clickers for their students.

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