Technology is once again changing the world we live in.
It's already being used in almost every aspect of our lives from connecting with friends to enhancing the work place.
And now one Texoma school district is implementing a program called Bring Your Own Technology Device.
Bowie ISD school officials didn't want their kids to be left behind in the changing technological world.
That's why they brought the program to the district, and so far, teachers say the program is making class time much more engaging for the students.
"Alright the Han Dynasty, I don't think I need to write the pronunciation do I?"
J.D. Clark is giving the Bowie high school students a lesson on world history.
But the lesson is taught a little different from how you might remember your days in the classroom.
"First look at some images of it and then tell me."
Using ipod touches students are doing their own research alongside the class lecture.
A new addition which Clark says is improving the classroom experience.
"It is so easy for kids to just be copying down my lecture, my notes without really letting it soak in, by having their devices it keeps them engaged, it breaks up the lecture a little bit and it makes them be a part of it, rather then an audience," he said.
This year bowie ISD chose to focus on adding technology to their instruction.
Through a program called "Bring Your Own Technology Device," students bring whatever tech equipment they have to school with them.
"We just feel like the future of education is moving towards technology and we want to be prepared for that," said Steven Monkres, the Bowie ISD Superintendent.
Teachers are now incorporating technology into their curriculum any way they can.
"We talk about the Han Dynasty is improving silk making techniques and then they jump on their device and they are finding silk artifacts that the Han Dynasty made," Clark said.
And to help teachers become more familiar with the latest devices they purchased ipads for every teacher in the district, preparing them for whats to come.
"Eventually it is our plan for the school district to furnish a technology device for every student in the district, we are hoping to accomplish that in the next two to three years," said Monkres.
He also says they're just adapting to the world in which technology has become a necessity.
And by putting it to use in the classroom they hope to head to the front of the class.
For those students who may not have their own technology devices at home they are able to use "loners" from the school, so that everyone is insured access.