CenturyLink Grant Helps Kindergarteners Write


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A Harrison Elementary School teacher received a grant to support a program she's started.

CenturyLink presented Jenni Jacobson with the $3500 grant for her "Writing To Learn" program. That will allow her students to use i-Pads to prepare for the upcoming "Common Core" standards.

Jacobson says, "Writing, that's a piece that we have not previously had a lot of time for, or done a lot with. So I want to start writing in kindergarten so that when we get to the upper grades, they already have that foundation."

The grant will pay for six i-Pads, six covers, and six "Easy Speak" microphones. The students will be able to take pictures and record videos, which can then also be shared with family and friends.

June 14, 2013.

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