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SCCPSS hosts digital literacy event

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Digital technology has changed the way we communicate, work, play and learn.

"In today's economy, it's absolutely essential that the kids get aboard the digital age, and if the schools can get them there quicker, all the better," said Garrison PTA President Chris Lowry.

At Tuesday night's digital literacy rally, parents saw firsthand what students have access to everyday. From iPads, smartboards and the Compass Learning system, digital technology is integrated early on into a child's education.

"We all know that children when they leave the school system, they move on to the workforce or when they go out to college that they need those 21st century skills," said Savannah-Chatham Schools spokesman Kurt Hetager.

Community partners such as Live Oak Public Libraries and AWOL teamed up with them to spread the message.

"You can actually apply for jobs online, you can apply for college online, you can attend college online," said AWOL founder Tony Jordan. "Being able to know digital literacy and the bridge that it creates for so many great opportunities online, it's a great thing."

Three lucky participants also walked away with iPad Minis, provided by Comcast.

Tuesday night's event proved that learning can be fun and very rewarding in the long run.

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