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Thomasville schools get security upgrades

Teachers in Thomasville came back from fall break to an early holiday gift, all of their classrooms have been upgraded with new security and teaching technology. (Source:WALB) Teachers in Thomasville came back from fall break to an early holiday gift, all of their classrooms have been upgraded with new security and teaching technology. (Source:WALB)
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"There is a lot more paying attention I would say, They are able to listen better because they can hear me better," said Ellis. (Source:WALB) "There is a lot more paying attention I would say, They are able to listen better because they can hear me better," said Ellis. (Source:WALB)
"Its extremely exciting , the opportunity to have video to offer the chance to protect students as far as security measures," said Hugans. (Source:WALB) "Its extremely exciting , the opportunity to have video to offer the chance to protect students as far as security measures," said Hugans. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Teachers in Thomasville came back from fall break to an early holiday gift, all of their classrooms have been upgraded with new security and teaching technology.

Kelly Ellis is a third grade teacher at Harper elementary. She said she is already seeing the benefits of this new technology in her classroom.

"There is a lot more paying attention I would say, They are able to listen better because they can hear me better," said Ellis.

Each classroom has a camera that is recording 24 hours a day. 

This footage can be used to address behavior issues, but teachers said it can also be used to improve their own work.

"We can go back and look at those lessons and see what worked and didn't work. Thats the most wonderful thing about having a camera in the classroom is that it makes me a better teacher," said Ellis.

Melvin Hugans took on the principal role at Harper Elementary School this year.

He said he's proud to now have technology that can help parents with students feel more secure.

"Its extremely exciting , the opportunity to have video to offer the chance to protect students as far as security measures," said Hugans.

Hugans said  it's a good investment that could benefit school districts in South Georgia.

Thomasville administrators visited other schools who had the technology to see how they used it.

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