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Illinois schools are leaders in using technological advances to provide their students with the most modern and individually tailored lessons. Keep reading to learn about existing technology programs in Illinois.

Schaumburg School District 54
(Schaumburg, IL)

Schaumberg School is one of the first school districts in Illinois to equip all fourth through sixth graders with their own laptop computers. This One to One Laptop Initiative Project provides Schaumburg's digital kids with the tools of the twenty first century. The Initiative's expected results are to increase students achievement in literacy, to improve student's technical skills and to improve research skills
Edison Junior High School
(Rock Island, IL)

Edison Junior High Schools in Rock Island employs technology to prepare students for high school and beyond. Students are able to use mobile laptop carts in any classroom in the building. Edison Junior High School has been wired for the Internet since 1996 and has employed Internet resources to assist in learning. In May 2004, Edison Junior High School was granted the Academic Improvement Award for innovative teaching methods in the classroom.
Kellman Corporate Comm. School
(Chicago, IL)

Joseph Kellman Corporation Community School is no stranger to innovation in the classroom. Last March, Kellman began a laptop program in which K-3 students share laptops and students in grades 4-8 are provided laptops of their own. Upon graduation, Kellman students receive a new laptop for use in high school. Halfway through the programís first year, Kellman attributes an increase in student engagement and a decrease in disciplinary problems to the success of the program.
Lincoln Magnet School
(Springfield, IL)

In the fall of 2000, Lincoln School became a technology magnet school serving grades 6-8. Lincoln Schoolís curriculum uses laptop computers in every subject area. Lincoln attributes an increase in student engagement and a decrease in disciplinary problems to the success of the program. In addition, students have worked on several cross-curricular activities with technology including a recent project with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.