Floydada junior High School first rolled out laptops to its students in october 2004 as part of the Tip Grant.
A Floydada science student uses probeware to measure cellular
respiration in a germinating pea.
Sandy Vaughn, Floydada’s technology immersion coordinator,
assists a high school student during an introductory laptop session
designed to teach the basics of use and care.
Levelland, Texas. These classes, taken
during junior and senior years, allow
students to get a head start on a college degree while saving their families
money in tuition and fees. Through
a Rural Technology Grant awarded
in the summer of 2008, Floydada was
able to pay tuition for seniors who
take at least one college course as long
as they receive a C or better. Students
have earned as many as 60 college
hours by the time they graduate.
One-to-One Access for All
Students realize that we have leveled
the playing field. One student testified
at the State Education Technology
Directors Association conference that
she is a first-generation American
who feels her work now has the same
value as any other student. She went
on to say that she is truly living the