Pine Tree students use latest technology to re-create past
Longview — Pine Tree High School students enrolled in Kilgore College’s dual credit U.S. history class now understand the poor conditions low-income families lived in during 1879.
Twenty-four students were broken down into two classes and six teams on Wednesday and re-created floor plans of low-income housing based on an 1879 contest done by the New York Housing Authority.
“It showed me that life was really hard for people,” junior Kayla Knight said. “There weren’t huge skyscrapers, and people were crowded together in bad conditions.”
Kilgore adjunct professor and Pine Tree instructor Candee Collins said her students used iPads to create the blueprints as part of the school’s “One-to-one iPad Initiative.”
Pine Tree juniors received iPad minis last week and are piloting the program, she said.
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