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Lincoln Magnet School

300 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Laptops at LMS

September 4, 2010

All LMS students participated in an intense training on how to operate and protect their Apple MacBook systems this week. Students were also were introduced to all the computer applications and learned how the programs connect with their classroom instruction.

The laptops play a major role in the student’s learning process because the core curriculum is heavily integrated with technology.

Lincoln Magnet School was recently honored with the Apple Distinguished School Award for their outstanding integration of technology with school curriculum for two consecutative years. Lincoln is one of very few schools across the country to be honored with such a prestigious award.

Lincoln Magnet School views technology as a source of empowerment, especially for technologically savvy students. Research and presentation opportunities and in-depth, challenging content are made more readily available through technology. Students are stimulated by worthy assignments that engage them mentally and emotionally. Enthusiasm for learning is fostered by tasks involving analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, and then presenting information. Lincoln Magnet School incorporates these elements in all classes.