By Melissa Murphy
Instead of getting out a pencil and paper, students at Crystal Middle School are often told to pull out cell phones, iPads and other technology devices to contribute to the educational material in class.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson saw first hand how students in one English 8 honors class were using the latest technology with Chrome books to work together and write an essay about a central theme in a story they just read in class.
“There is fantastic teamwork and that’s really important,” he said. “It’s been a great experience.”