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Academic Technology Upgrades


Technology is everywhere and the administration at Northside Methodist Academy is making sure students have the latest right at their fingertips.

"We have revamped our Wi-Fi system; we have made it so that every classroom has a hot spot, and allowing all students to get on Wi-Fi at the same time," says 6th grade teacher Michelle Holliman.

The Wi-Fi system was a 30 thousand dollar fundraiser parents put together to keep their children ahead, but that's not the only technology upgrade.

"We are in the process of getting new white boards or smart boards, not just the basic chalk board anymore; you can use the computer and internet," says 6th grade teacher Michelle Holliman.

And one of the favorite parts of this high tech school for students is an e-library for a laptop or tablet.

"It's where you can check out books, and you don't have to worry about going to the library and disturbing the class," says sixth grader Reyna Jerrell.

The process is simple.

"If you want it, you can click, and you can check it out."

"I like it because I can just carry it around and, it's light , it's not really heavy, and i can have multiple books at one time," says sixth grader Reyna Jerrell.

Not only can students check out books from the library, but starting the next academic year students will also be able to have textbooks electronically.
Certainly a plus for students.

"It will be easier for all of us, because we won't, all have to carry around our book bags, or books, or leaving them at home, because it will all be right here at you," says 11th grader Juliette Carter

"It's exciting, it will improve our education, we don't have to worry about parents getting mad at us, or anything like that, and not making bad grades, because you have all your stuff on your laptop," says 11th grader Brandon

With the e-textbooks students can take notes, do homework or reading assignments and teachers can help black and white come to life.

"It’s going to allow us to, not just read about a battle, but actually, see the gentleman that participated in that," says high school history teacher Michelle Hodges.

A technology investment that will benefit the next generation.

The e-textbook program not only gives students an e-textbook, but also access to workbooks, lab manuals, workshops, and many more online tools.


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