Cleveland Elementary kindergarten teacher Brandy Salamone received an Apple iPad funded by a grant provided by The Blount Countian through the Blount County Education Foundation Signature Grant Winner program.
Salamone says her grant, entitled iPad: I Pay Attention Daily, has added more technology to her classroom and has been instrumental in helping her students become more interested in their subject matter. She said it has also provided them with a tool that aids in prolonging their attention spans.
Salamone’s class uses the iPad during group time. They focus on letter recognition and math activities, however, Salamone says she continues to find new apps for her iPad that will aid her in the classroom.
“The possibilities are endless,” she said. “It was like Christmas when it arrived. It allows me, as a teacher, to incorporate and integrate different subject areas. I love it!”