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Continued: Burnsville schools gauging impact of technology on learning

Bob Nystrom, the president of the Burnsville Education Association, the teachers’ union, said he supports the district’s go-slow approach.

“In general, our only concern is sustainability,” he said, noting that by first testing the equipment the district can delay committing millions of dollars on things that might not work or might quickly become obsolete. “We would love to have all the latest and greatest technology in all of our classrooms, but we have to do it in a sustainable way.”

In Burnsville, about 80 teachers are using the new technology, and they eventually will teach colleagues and serve as resources at their school sites. Thursday’s presentations, in fact, are aimed at teachers to see what is possible, Gorton and others said.

“We wanted them to have colleagues to go to if they have any questions,” Gorton said. “Technology is changing our society. … I think you are going to see a lot more.”

Herón Márquez Estrada • 952-746-3281

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