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Craig Middle School teacher receives $5,000 grant for iPads

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Craig Middle School students' physical education experience is about to get high-tech.

CMS PE teacher Bobbie Evenson just learned Friday that she was the recipient of a $5,000 grant from CenturyLink to purchase iPads for her students to use in class.

"Kids are just motivated by technology, so it's a great way to help keep them motivated," Evenson said. "There's so many apps out there you can use for nutrition, fitness, log-keeping of activity or what you eat, so I just wanted to give them a chance to explore some of those programs."

Evenson said the students could also use the devices to video themselves dribbling a ball or shooting a basket in order to analyze and improve their movements.

The CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Program "identifies, highlights and recognizes Colorado K-12 teachers who are using technology in the classroom in new and innovative ways," according to CenturyLink's website. Evenson said that more than 200 teachers from Colorado applied and she was one of only 14 that were selected.

"My hope is to order them this summer and by next fall, we should be able to implement them in the classroom," Evenson said. "Our district really wants to go to one-to-one devices for all students, so this just goes along with the districts desire to do that."

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