Technology is certainly a game changer in classrooms these days, and now a Polk County academy is getting national recognition for its use of high tech gadgets.
Bok Academy in Lake Wales has been named an Apple Distinguished Program. The award goes to schools that meet certain criteria in innovation, leadership and educational excellence.
Principal Damien Moses says it's not unusual to see kids at the charter program firing up their iMacs, iPads and Macbooks to do all kinds of learning.
"The students are digital natives. They're used to it," Moses said. "They're using it every day and if we do not have the same kind of technology philosophies that the kids kind of share within a classroom setting we're going to lose them," he said.
Bok Academy officials say one thing the technology will never replace is direct instruction from teachers.