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Students taking advantage of technology in new iPad lab

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Some Savannah-Chatham Public School students now have their very own iPad lab. WTOC went to May Howard Elementary, where the students are already taking advantage of the new technology.

"I love the iPad lab because it's fun," said Julia Conjour, a student.

It is also a great way for teachers to bring the latest technology into the classroom. Principal Lesley Taylor says she so excited.

"For our kids to have an iPad at their fingertips is just a huge deal. It's an opportunity for our kids to enhance their technology skills and even show teachers and administrators a thing or two," said Taylor.

Parents and the community saw a need for this lab. With deep state and local budget cuts, the PTA decided to get busy and raise the money themselves.

"We started the 21st century technology drive with a commitment of increasing the technology here at May Howard," said PTA Co-President Brent Lowry.

The PTA were able to raise $25,000, enough for nine smart boards and 30 iPads.

"If we are going to keep up with the other communities, the nations technology, and the way our children are taught, then this is important. This is a great passion. We hope to have this in every classroom," said Lowry.

"It means so much to know our students will be prepared in the world of technology," said Taylor.

The PTA is planning and hoping to raise $27,000 this year to buy even more technology for the elementary school.

For more information about their campaign visit http://www.sccpss.com/schools/mhes/default.aspx.

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