Can You Dig It? Fort Worth ISD Provides Laptops to Students

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FORT WORTH, TX -Looks like students at Fort Worth ISD are set to dig deep into their school work.

Yeah, the school district has a pretty smart plan in place.

FW ISD is implementing what they call Dig In, an instructional program that provides a laptop for some high school students.

Guess it's out with the old pencil and paper.

On Saturday, the last of the laptops were handed out, and students from Dunbar High School walked out with new, handy dandy digital technology.

"Studies have shown that technology in the classroom is the wave of the future, and now in the 21st century and we wanna be sure that these students have the skills to compete in an interconnected world," said Erwin Santiago, 1 to 1 Specialist at Dunbar High School.

School leaders hope this new program will empower their students to take what they learn in the classroom back home.

"The board stuff it works, but I can see myself learning more on the laptop,” said Cameron Frazier, a student at Dunbar High School.

“I can type my essays in to my teachers on time, I can e-mail my teachers when I need something,” said Petersenne Johnson a student at Dunbar H.S.

The district will test out the tech program at six high schools, with the hope to expand the program to include every student within 15 months.

Hey, you don`t have to be a genius to know that technology plus smart kids equals a bright future.

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