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One Class at a Time: March 2016

Elaine Fesler of ETC Computerland presents Lacy White of Louisiana, Missouri Jr. High School with the $1000 One Class at a Time check for March.

Technology keeps infiltrating our society.

When you spend most of your day in the classroom, having technology at your disposal can be a huge difference in how you learn.

Check out the inside of a classroom in Louisiana, Missouri to see first hand how hands on learning is now making a difference.

"Ms. Lacy White, I'm Chad from KHQA and on behalf of our sponsors Continental Cement, Green America Recycling, ETC Computerland, and Titan International, I'm pleased to tell you are the $1000 winner for this month's One Class at a Time."

Lacy White was pretty happy to see us show up with that check. Her science students were also happy, but not really surprised Ms. White was getting recognized.

"She explains it very well, and she's a fun teacher," said Ryleigh Austin.

We heard that over and over about Ms. White.

"If you can kind of relate to them and get their sense of humor, when it's time for them to learn, they will take you a bit more seriously. If you respect them, they will respect you back," said White.

Three years ago, White was able to order brand new science text books. The books she chose came with lab kits, but the district couldn't afford them.

"A lot of times, I end up having to do online experiments. I'd like to do more hands on, so with this $1,000, I'll be able to buy the lab kits that corrolate with my textbooks," said White.

White says the lab kits should give her students a higher level of learning opportunities.

More technology is coming to the Tri-States thanks to our sponsors for One Class at a Time, Titan International, ETC Computerland, Continental Cement, and Green America Recycling.

At Payson-Seymour Junior High, Social Studies and Language Arts teacher Whitney Homer can now take her kids anywhere in the world, and not have to leave the classroom.

Homer is the recipient of our $500 bonus check this month.

She plans to use the money to buy cardboard Google Goggles.

Students will slide their smartphone in the goggles, and they can take a 3-D virtual field trip.

They get a 360 view of where ever they visit.

"Especially coming from a small community, I try to teach them to empathize with people all over the world. It's hard to see that out of a textbook though. This will allow us to step out of the textbook, and get into a more real life situation."

Homer says the goggles can also be used for other subjects ranging from science to literature.

For more information on One Class at a Time, click here.

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