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EDUCATORS: TECHNOLOGY IS MORE NECESSITY THAN LUXURY FOR TEENS

When it comes to teenagers, technology is the one language that outranks English in fluency and frequency. It's why more schools are using the digital world to help students learn.Lexington High School French teacher Amanda Hajji wishes she had as much exposure to technology when she was in school.This year her district handed out 7,000 iPads to every student and their teachers in each of the four high schools as part of a new initiative. The benefits have exceeded expectation."Its really increasing communication, those students that are a little hesitant to ask a question in class, in front of their peers are emailing their teachers back and forth and we found that to be an unexpected but wonderful side effect," District One Spokesperson Mary Beth Hill told WBTV.com.Across the country Wednesday, school districts, students and their parents are participating in Digital Learning Day, which includes an online discussion promoting the importance of technology to help students advance their educational and professional careers.

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