Third grade teachers Sharon Markel (far left) and Maddie DiBlasi (far right) accept new i-Pad Minis from Pam Colwell and Lea Boicourt of Cerro. In back are Cerro representatives Lincoln Bowen, Vernon Reardon and Steve Hart.
Cerro, a wire and cable manufacturer in Crothers-ville, donated 10 i-Pad Minis to Crothersville elementary school last week. According to local elementary principal Chris Marshall the hand held small computers will be used by third graders in their reading program.
“This will help out with our e-readers,” said Marshall noting that the school is moving away from hardbound text books into the realm of high tech electronic readers
The local school, with one of the smallest enrollments in the state, is a leader in technology in the classroom.
This is the third consecutive year Cerro has contributed i-Pads to the elementary school.
“We like doing things for kids that help with their education,” said Pam Colwell, Human Resources Director at Cerro.