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Grove students going high-tech thanks to Lowe's grant

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From crib to college today's students are immersed in technology in a big way and thanks to an $80,000 grant from Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation kids in Grove, Oklahoma won't have to unplug to go to class.

From iPads in the classroom to wireless Internet on all campuses, Grove Public Schools are already putting the grant money to work.

And it isn't just the students that are getting excited over the new technology.

"They will be typing all of their things online," says English Teacher Terri Guthridge.  "It's going to be a lot easier, as far as grading as a teacher because we can have them just send them to us.  It saves money on paper, it's just an all around good tool for what we're going to be doing with it."

"It's fully interactive textbooks, that's the part that I'm the most excited about because the kids will love it," says English and Drama teacher Greg Pierce.  "They will actually want to read those text books."

The Grove School District had long term plans to implement WiFi and newer technology to their campuses, however, thanks to the Lowe's grant they were able to complete those projects sooner than anticipated.

"We just weren't aware of it until the local manager called us and told us," says Grove Public Schools Superintendent Sandy Coaly.  "He said there is nothing that would make him happier since his store is located here in Grove, for the Grove store to get the grant."

With most students spending down time on complex video games, blogging or Googling, the school district hopes the project will immerse what students use outside of the classroom into current curriculums.

Lowe's gives out over $5 million in grant money to fund school projects across the U.S. every year.  This is the first time such a large amount was given in Grove, Oklahoma.

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