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Webb Elementary First Grade Teacher Gets Grant For Ipods


"We have to turn the switch until you see the green light, then you push the button, then we hear Ms. Harvin, " says Ms. Harvin's student Kylila Singletary.

That's what Kylila Singletary and her classmates do when it's time to read.

"They are in love with technology so they are engaged with whatever they are doing so much more if they have technology and I felt like that's the best way to do it with something fun and hip like an iPod," says Jessica Harvin, First Grade Teacher at Webb Elementary School.

Harvin applied for a grant thru donors choose.org.

Within two weeks, her class got a technology make over.

"Three iPods, five ear buds, some splitters so more than one student can listen at a time, " says Harvin.

"We read time to plant and Santa sneeze, " says Singletary.

"It's helping expand their vocabulary and I think a lot of times too it kind of helps with their imagination because not only now can I use books that you can buy on tape, I can take any book and record it and put it for them to listen to. So it helps because I have such a wider variety of books that I can expose them to so much more literature now, " says Harvin.

Kylila and her friends say, they have their own reasons why they love the new iPods.

"It helps you listen to the story, " says another student, Quincy Snipes.

"That we get to listen to Ms. Harvin, " says Singletary.

"As a first year teacher that is an amazing blessing just to have such great support, not only from my school but from people that i don't even know. So it's just been awesome, " says Harvin.

Harvin says she wants to expose her students to as much technology as possible.


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