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Zavalla school district uses technology grant for iPods for students

Zavalla school district uses technology grant for iPods for students
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 5:04am

AS REPORTED IN THE LUFKIN DAILY NEWS:

ZAVALLA —With the touch of a screen, Zavalla ISD seventh- and eighth-graders can open up a new world of educational opportunities.

The district received a competitive grant through Region 7 to effectively improve student academic achievement through the use of technology.

With that money, Zavalla ISD technology director Gary Mitchell said they bought 90 iPod Touches — one for every seventh- and eighth-grade student — along with 11 MacBooks and a charging station.

“The grant wanted us to use multimedia, technology, teachers and students and integrate it all together,” Mitchell said. “We were the smallest school in the state to receive a grant and the only one in Angelina County. We’re looking at the next five years as being one-to-one in which every student has some kind of an electrical device.”

FOR MORE ON THIS STORY, GO TO: http://lufkindailynews.com/news/local/article_1354d196-27c7-11e0-b94c-00...

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