Teachers blend fun, education with tech-based games

11/5/2012 | Parkersburg News and Sentinel (W.Va.), The

Teachers in a West Virginia school district say they are using more technology and games to engage students in academic lessons. Educators say schools must adapt and compete for students' attention with technology, including social media and smartphones. Students at Emerson Elementary School use the online program "Study Island," in which students answer questions and play games that involve math, reading, science and social studies.

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