Students from Cogburn Woods and their new iPads. (click for larger version)
June 03, 2013
MILTON, Ga. –– The Cogburn Woods Educational Foundation purchased 30 Apple iPads for the students at Cogburn Woods Elementary School to use in their classrooms.
The initiative was funded using $30,000 in private donations received during its fall Checks for Tech fundraising campaign.
After completing the initial set-up for the iPads, Cogburn Woods education technology specialist Ashley Kirbas provided teachers with Apple-supported training to facilitate integration into the classrooms.
"The teachers are excited about the expanded educational opportunities that the iPads will bring to their classrooms. The list of available educational apps grows every day, expanding our instructional capabilities into the future," said Kirbas.
Cogburn Woods Principal Bruce Fraser praised the efforts of the foundation and the tremendous community support that resulted in the iPad purchase.
"The world we see today will continue to change rapidly, and schools must evolve to meet the needs of our students," said Fraser. "Our foundation is playing a pivotal role in this evolution."
One of the goals of the CWEF is to outfit all instructional classrooms with iPads and to provide enhanced training for teachers to promote the instructional benefit of the school's expanding technology.
In addition to their fall fundraiser, CWEF held a very successful Chinese New Year's auction and gala at the Metropolitan Club in February.