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Hickory Public Schools planning major technology upgrade for all classrooms
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Hickory Public Schools planning major technology upgrade for all classrooms

As he visited Hickory Public Schools classrooms last school year, Superintendent Bryan Taylor observed that technology across the district is dated and inconsistent.Taylor told the Hickory City Schools Board of Education on Monday that he saw an opportunity with the district’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to fit classrooms with newer technology. He asked instructional technology specialist Jordan Caldwell and director of technology Jeff Tice to give a presentation demonstrating features of the 2021 Promethean Platinum interactive panel.The difference between interactive panels and SMART boards is that SMART boards must plug into a PC or other device. An interactive panel is a device itself, though it can also plug into devices. Caldwell...