BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — If you don’t believe this has turned into a digital world, just visit any classroom in Alabama. This week’s One Class at a Time goes to a teacher who’s making technology a top priority.
Brandi Craven’s technology students are doing good. Soon, though, they’ll be even better now that their teacher has won a $1,000 grant from the One Class at a Time program.
Mrs. Craven is the technology specialist at Center Point Elementary. She wants to make sure her students have the same digital resources that other students have. She says that hasn’t been easy since many of the students come from low-income backgrounds.
Last year, Center Point Elementary was able to buy a classroom set of iPad Minis for the kids, but they didn’t have the money to buy educational apps for those iPads. That is, until now. Once Mrs. Craven is able to buy those apps, her students will be able to go on virtual field trips to anything from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to a journey through the solar system.
“There are lots of websites and apps where we can to go to those places where they can actually see it visually, and they can understand it a little more, and they can actually keep that imprint, so when we’re talking about those things they have that background knowledge,” said Craven.
Mrs. Craven is hoping that knowledge will be the first step on a journey of lifelong learning.
The sponsors of One Class at a Time are America’s First Financial, Pepsi and Zaxby’s. To apply for a $1,000 grant, fill out the application form here.
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