Florence City Schools Help Students Succeed

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nira Dale’s ninth grade English honors class may seem like your typical classroom. The only difference is they have the world at their fingertips. 

Students are able to connect with students worldwide by using a digital program called Edmodo. The students access the program using their iPads.

“They were doing a research project. They were so shocked at their differences, but they were just as shocked at their similarities. It allowed them to see how others think. This is teaching them about a different culture,” said Dale.

This is just an example of how the Florence City School District use resources to help students succeed. Three year ago, the district created a one-to-one initiative using iPads. Students use an iPad instead of textbooks.

“With today’s students, we must reach them and engage at a different level that reaches them in their world. We have a goal of making sure every student succeeds,” said Womack.