Students connecting in the 21st Century

Published 08/18 2014 04:31PM

Updated 08/18 2014 09:05PM

Third graders can expect new technology in their classrooms very soon because Chrome books are heading to Slingluff Elementary sometime this fall.

The netbooks are part of a grant the school received from the Dothan Education Foundation for 2500 dollars.

The grant, named 'i Connecting in the 21st Century', will provide Chrome books first in the school's media center and then in third grade classrooms.

Third graders will be able to use them to prepare for the iPads used in the fourth and fifth grades.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will also have access to the Chrome books through the media center.

“The teachers are going to be doing one on one research with the kids, helping them through the process of technology, of keyboarding and learning how to be good digital citizens,” said Tami Culver, the president of the Dothan Education Foundation.

The Chrome books will be purchased sometime this month.

They will be placed in the media center in September, which is also when teachers will receive training on the new Chrome books.

Third graders can expect to see them in their classrooms between October and May of next year.

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