Headland middle school is taking steps to become tech savvy.
"We have purchased a lot of technology over the past year, approximately $50,000, we added a new computer lab for our library purchased a new new program called Tech Steps," said Kevin Sanders, principal of Headland Middle School. "We purchased document cameras for all the teachers, purchased iPads for several teachers not all teachers, we are working on all teachers, purchased ebeams for our math teachers, which are like smart boards." "We are trying to get as much technology in our classes to increase student engagement and student motivation because we know technology isn't going anywhere," said Sanders.
Teachers are embracing the technology.
"They will record examples they will work the examples and work problems and post them to their website if a student doesn't quite get what they learned or if a students was absent on that day they can watch it that is extra help for our students," said Sanders.
"As a matter of fact, they find things that they want us to bring back to the classroom they are very excited anything we can put in their hands," said Lesa Knowles, superintendent of Henry County Schools.
Knowles says her district is trying to implement as much technology as possible.
"We know they use technology and that is the key to student engagement and learning," said Knowles.
Sanders is working on getting a iPad for every teacher.