Muscogee Schools: Carver High students receive netbook computers

Students at Carver High School have each received a personal netbook computer, as part of a $1.3 million federal grant.

The computers were issued to the students Monday morning in the school's media center.

“The parents, students, and the teachers are excited to receive this technology because this is what they have been asking for the past 5 years,” said Principal Chris Lindsey. “A 21st Century classroom will make a tremendous difference in student engagement and learning throughout the entire class period.”

Only five schools across the state were selected to receive this grant. The project will be evaluated after a year to determine the progress made in analyze areas of content knowledge, pedagogical skills, the extent of integration of technology into instructional practices, and collaboration.