Obama honors teachers who bring tech to classroom

November 21st, 2013 in Other Sciences / Social Sciences

President Barack Obama is honoring teachers who use technology to help kids learn.

Obama says the 10 "Champions of Change" have helped give students what every parent wants: the chance to go as far as and talent can take them.

He says the teachers are helping discover new abilities, preschoolers access digital tools and students in an after-school technology club prepare for a good future.

Obama has set a goal of ensuring that 99 percent of American students have access to high-speed broadband or wireless Internet at school within 5 years.

Obama says that lets students work at their own pace, gives teachers better data and unleashes a new market for educational devices, spurring innovation along the way.

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