In this video, teachers and students from Ypsilanti, Mich. talk about how having access to technology outside of the classroom impacts their families. Parents are able to keep track of their children’s progress at the click of a button using online software. Students have the opportunity to bring their work home with them and show family members what they’re working on. For both teachers and students, this extension of learning beyond the classroom has been a huge growth opportunity for their schools.

“The biggest improvement is taking this [the tablet] home… our kids don’t usually get what everyone else gets, and now they have more.” — Kari Safieddine, music teacher

Produced by Marco Torres, Director of Story at Digital Promise


About Emily Morris

Emily Morris is a Project Associate with the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative.