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Blog // Connect Michigan

Video: Michigan Goes High-Tech To Fight The Snow Storm

By Wil Payton

The recent winter storm has had a brutal impact in several states. Michigan’s Department of Transportation (MDOT) is deploying technology in snow plows to combat the ice and snow on the nearly 10,000 miles of state roads. Below is an excerpt from a CBSNews.com article on the issue: Steven Cook, project coordinator at MDOT, said, "Prior to this technology, we were somewhat in the dark. We had to kind of guess where we needed to be. Data is combined with computer weather models and relayed back to maintenance garages. The information is then displayed in each vehicle so that supervisors and drivers have a near real-time snapshot of every mile...

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Video: Teaching Seniors To Use The Internet To Connect With Family and Community

By Wil Payton

It is estimated that about half of Americans over the age of 65 use the Internet. A Pew study found that 70 percent of seniors who have Internet access use it on a daily basis.   Be sure to follow Connect Michigan on Facebook and Twitter for more articles on how technology impacts your life.  

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West Michigan Teachers Use Technology to Keep Students on Track During Snow Days

By Wil Payton

West Michigan teachers are devising ways for using technology to keep their students from falling behind during inclement weather. The last couple of weeks have been a prime example of how Mother Nature can wreck havoc on the environment. This has prompted teachers to come up with adjustments for issuing assignment or to prepare students for exams. Below is an excerpt from an MLive.com article on this issue: In Grandville, high school students are using their newly issued Chromebooks to stay connected to their teachers and keep up on their workload. Students can log in to a web program called, Moodle, a site that provides them with their...

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