With Microsoft, Amazon and T-Mobile in its backyard, it’s not surprising to find that technology making has made its way into schools in the Seattle region. However, as EdSurge prepares to make the trek from the City of Fog to the Land of Rain, we thought we’d do a little digging to see how far technology’s made it from Seattle’s skyscrapers to classrooms on the ground.
What we’ve found is that technology is about a lot more than devices and fun tools. The regions districts are using it conscientiously. They are using it to give families access, meet the needs of a growing diverse community and provide equal chances for all students to take challenging courses. And yet, from the city where the local coffee company (Starbucks) offers college degrees to employees, we’d expect nothing less than technology with a cause.
Here’s a sneak peak into eight Seattle districts and how they’re using technology.