City donation helps SES purchase new technology
by Gary Hanner
May 17, 2013 | 2492 views |  0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Springville Elementary School computer lab teacher Barbara Smith and SES Principal Bobby Byrd stand by the cart of 30 Uno books. The school was able to purchase these thanks to a donation by the city of Springville.
Springville Elementary School computer lab teacher Barbara Smith and SES Principal Bobby Byrd stand by the cart of 30 Uno books. The school was able to purchase these thanks to a donation by the city of Springville.
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There are over 900 students who attend Springville Elementary School. Not all can fit into the computer lab, so why not bring the computer lab to the classroom?

Thanks to the city of Springville, the school was able to purchase 30 Uno books (smaller version of an iPad).

SES Principal Bobby Byrd said this is interactive technology teachers can use.

“Instead of teachers having to take the entire class to the computer lab, they can bring the computers to the kids,” Byrd said. “They are wireless; they can get on the Internet, do digital field trips, research, papers, etc. You name it, these computers can do it all.”

Byrd said the city of Springville donated $8,000 in order to purchase the computers.

“I want to thank Mayor Butch Isley and all the different council members for this generous donation,” Byrd said. “This means technology in the hands of our students. With 925 students and only two computer labs, this enables us to get more technology in the hands of our students on a more frequent basis.”

Byrd said they just have got the Uno books up and running, and he expects them to be used all the time.

“As a matter of fact, I’m looking at how we can purchase more of these,” Byrd said.

Barbara Smith teaches in the computer lab at SES, and said this will open up so many opportunities for the kids.

“They will be able to work together in the classroom using these Uno books,” Smith said. “It is something they have not had the chance to do. This is such a nice thing for our students.”

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