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September 19, 2013

Compact computers help Cardinal kids

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"It shows up for each individual student, with names," explained Olson of the assessment and review quiz, "so if nine out of 10 students are getting it, I can ask that 10 percent to stay after class a few minutes to explain it to them."

So is all this tech use going to hurt students when it's time for college or the work place? Actually, they said, the opposite is true.

Nate said he's already spoken to people in the business world about which operating systems are best (business tends to use Microsoft or PC applications, he's been hearing). And Mr. Olson has spoken to college students attending a university in Iowa who tell him their professors are doing some of the same things Olson has students do in Eldon.

"To keep the kids as up to date as possible in the 21st century ... our staff here at Cardinal is taking risks every day to challenge themselves and their students," said Hissem.

— To see reporter Mark Newman's Twitter feed, go to @couriermark

 

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