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GARDENDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — When an applicant wins a $1,000 grant from the One Class At A Time program, usually their mind starts racing.
“All these things start running through your head — all these things that you can do and the things that you’re going to be able to provide for your students to make their learning experience even better,” said teacher Angie McGowan.
McGowan is an eighth grade exceptional inclusion teacher at Bragg Middle School.
She thought her students would learn better if she could buy an iPad and some customized apps for them to use.
“There’s apps for struggling readers. There’s apps for kids who struggle in math,” McGowan explained. “I want to be able to utilize those.”
McGowan’s passion is working with eighth graders who need a little extra help in reading and math.
For many students, math can be a very daunting and confusing subject. But McGowan says with a brand new iPad and some new apps, she’s hoping that math will be less of a mystery and really just a whole lot of fun.
CBS42’s co-sponsors for the One Class At A Time project are Pepsi and America’s First Financial.
To apply, click here.
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