Archive for Sunday, November 6, 2011

25 years ago: Lawrence children enjoying computers in schools

November 6, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 6, 1986:

It had been six years since Lawrence schools had received their first classroom computers, and many elementary and junior high students were already showing a high comfort level with the new technology. Several sixth-graders from Centennial School said that they enjoyed computers and found them challenging; they only wished that they had more time in school to work on them. Computers had been placed into the USD 497 gifted and media literacy programs in 1980, according to Sandee Crowther, micro-computer coordinator for the district. Since them, computers had been placed in every school, and the goal was to have a specific computer curriculum for Lawrence students from kindergarten to senior high.


pace 6 years, 3 months ago

My little nerd benefited from the access to computers. She did well. Thank you Lawrence Schools. She had her own computer by the time she was 9. Good at software and hardware, and kind to her mother.

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