Tablet takeover at Guilford County Schools

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — 14,000 middle school students are learning in a Personalized Achievement Curriculum Environment (PACE) this year.

The PACE program uses tablets that allow students to receive their lessons and quizzes.

Johnson Street Global Studies Magnet School in High Point, tablets have replaced heavy textbooks.  Teachers Stephanie Kelly says the tablets can expose students to more information and provide more excitement than a standard book.

“I think that the students are taking ownership of their learning and they are excited to start the process.  They always get excited about different projects and learning about new things because of the tablets,” Kelly said.

Next year, six more Guilford County middle schools will get tablets.

A federal grant is financing the PACE program.