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New technology for the upcoming school year in Thomas County

Teacher, Jessie Norman (Source:WALB) Teacher, Jessie Norman (Source:WALB)
"We're going to have multiple i-pads in the classroom where as in the past we've had one or two i-pads now were going to have ten i-pads for each teacher to use," said Jeanna Mayhall, Hand in Hand elementary principal. (Source:WALB) "We're going to have multiple i-pads in the classroom where as in the past we've had one or two i-pads now were going to have ten i-pads for each teacher to use," said Jeanna Mayhall, Hand in Hand elementary principal. (Source:WALB)
Students in Thomas County are getting ready to go back to school. (Source:WALB) Students in Thomas County are getting ready to go back to school. (Source:WALB)
The schools will also start project lead the way which uses technology to focus on STEM programs.  (Source:WALB) The schools will also start project lead the way which uses technology to focus on STEM programs. (Source:WALB)
"So kids will go home now and talk about utilizing chromebooks and technology in the classroom. Not just for technology sake but it has become an integral part of the instruction process," said Thompson. (Source:WALB) "So kids will go home now and talk about utilizing chromebooks and technology in the classroom. Not just for technology sake but it has become an integral part of the instruction process," said Thompson. (Source:WALB)

Students in Thomas County are getting ready to go back to school.

Teachers showed off some new technology at an open house Thursday night.  

The county spent a lot of time this summer working to get more technology in the schools. 

At open house they used chromebooks for parents to put their students information in the system.

The Halls are empty but not for long. Teachers are working the final hours left of summer to make sure the classrooms are ready for school on Monday.

"They have been working all summer, I feel like they have been in and out of the school, we've been at the board office. They have really invested a lot of time and energy and they have done it with a great attitude and just trying to prepare for this school year so we can hit the ground running," said Thomas County Middle School Principal, Jamie Thompson. 

Thomas County schools received a few grants over the summer which they used to bring more technology into their schools. 

"We're going to have multiple i-pads in the classroom where as in the past we've had one or two i-pads now were going to have ten i-pads for each teacher to use," said Jeanna Mayhall, Hand in Hand elementary principal.

The ipads have educational apps such as handwriting, math, and science. Which is something the teachers find helpful with their curriculum.

"It just seems like its better for the kids to learn from that kind of technology than from paper in pencil, it has a more interactive feel," said teacher Jessie Norman. 

The schools will also start project lead the way which uses technology to focus on STEM programs. 

"So kids will go home now and talk about utilizing chromebooks and technology in the classroom. Not just for technology sake but it has become an integral part of the instruction process," said Thompson.
 

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