Springmore Elementary of Boiling Springs, North Carolina received a Facebook Community Action Grant to fund the addition of 20 Smart TVs and 20 Apple TVs for classroom use, equivalent to nearly $10,000 in new technologies.
“We are all grateful for this community partnership with the Forest City Facebook Data Center, said Laura McGill, principal at Springmore. “These technologies will be used to engage our students, allowing them to share products of their learning with classmates.”
According to facebook.com, “Facebook is committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we operate. While we work globally, nothing changes the fact that we live locally and want to harness our success to help strengthen our own communities.”
Facebook did just that as they provided funds for devices that will be purposed for interactive use for and by students at Springmore.
“The activities provided through this technology will help to improve students' speaking and listening skills, enabling them to be better prepared for college and careers,” added McGill.
For any remaining classrooms that need such devices, the schools’ PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) has pledged their support.
“This is something I absolutely had to ‘Comment’ on,” said Dr. Stephen Fisher, superintendent of Cleveland County Schools. “A very special thanks goes to Facebook’s Forest City Data Center in sincere appreciation for their ‘Sharing’ of love and support for our children. They deserve many ‘Likes’ for this."
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