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Technology in Classrooms, Texas Gunslingers, & Passing Time in Traffic: Houston Matters for Tues., Dec. 3, 2013

Many Houston schools embrace the use of technology in the classroom. Earlier this year, for example, Spring Branch Independent School District announced it was earmarking nearly $40 million for technology in its schools. Officials said tablets and iPads would be some of the devices more widely available in classrooms and libraries. But while many Houston […]

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Many Houston schools embrace the use of technology in the classroom. Earlier this year, for example, Spring Branch Independent School District announced it was earmarking nearly $40 million for technology in its schools. Officials said tablets and iPads would be some of the devices more widely available in classrooms and libraries.

But while many Houston classrooms embrace technology, others shut it out.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll talk with a history teacher at an HISD high school about why she encourages her students to use technology – and even to text – in her class. We’ll also talk with a teacher and co-founding member of a local school that not only discourages technology in the classroom, but at home as well.

Also: A conversation with Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal about gunfighters of the Wild West. We learn how another Houstonian passes time in traffic. And we learn about a Houston area play entitled “The Jew Who Loves Christmas.”

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