MOODY, Ala. (WIAT) — Not having computers that work properly can be a frustrating thing for a teacher who relies on technology at times to utilize in her classroom.
Sadly, that’s the case for Heather Adams and her second grade class at Moody Elementary School.
“When the kids go to do anything online, they get really frustrated because it takes them so long to get online and do anything,” Adams said. “We’re just in desperate need.”
Simply put, their computers are painfully slow and very old.
Soon no company will provide security updates for their software.
Now, though, she will be able to make some improvements to the situation.
Adams is this week’s recipient of a $1,000 grant as a part of the One Class At A Time grant program.
She says she’ll buy her students iPads since they’re portable and their software is crammed full with fun ways to learn.
“They have tons of educational games, math games, spelling games, reading games, everything,” Adams said. “There are so many things they can do on the iPad. And they know how to do it all. They show me some things on there!”
Adams says sometimes she learns more from her students than they learn from her.
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