At Goshen Local schools, students this fall will use iPod Touch devices to access the Internet.
They'll set up Wiki Web pages, much like Wikipedia, to share class projects and research.
They'll learn from interactive white boards instead of chalk boards.
Goshen, a rural-suburban district of 2,700 students in Clermont County, is like dozens of other Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky districts trying to create tech-savvy classrooms in a recession.
Despite budgets so tight some teaching jobs go unfilled, public and private schools are finding ways to fund technology upgrades.
Educators say it's mandatory. Teachers and students have to be well-versed in high tech.
"We have to prepare them for ... the tools they'll use in college and in the workplace," said Darrell Edwards, a Goshen principal.
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