State Superintendent for Public Instruction Pat Wright recently unveiled new technology resources during a visit to Pulaski Elementary in Pulaski County. According to Dr. Wright, Pulaski County Public Schools was among the first in the state to replace traditional textbooks in some classes with tablets and Standards of Learning-aligned content, media and apps.
The Virginia Department of Education announced the availability of a new virtual astronomy course on Virginia on iTunes U and the beta release of “EduWidgets,” an online authoring application that teachers and students can use to create interactive digital content for classroom devices, tablets and the web. During the visit, Pulaski Elementary students were the first to experiment with the new “EduWidgets” and demonstrated the new product for Dr. Wright. The visit is featured in a video released yesterday by the Virginia Department of Education.