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Updated: 01/15/2014 08:00:02AM

A winning duo: technology meets tutoring

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PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Twin siblings Jesus Mota and Maria Mota do their schoolwork via computer, side by side, and listen intently as they wear their headphones. Their brother, Fredy Mota, was also in the classroom, working with teacher Lonnie Murphy on his assignments for the day.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


In Brenda Lasseter's after school class, students are asked questions about flamingoes. Janisha Ward, third grade, raises her hand to answer.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Third grade teacher Kristine Shollenberger enjoys a moment with her students as they work on computers, doing FCAT Explorer program, which will help prepare them for the FCAT test.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Olga Stafford, who works with first and second grade students in the after school program, takes a look at what her daughter is doing. Gabriella Stafford is working on a school iPad, doing her assignments.

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

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Back in the old days, even a century ago, one might see a student hold a chalk slate in their hand and write their answers down for the teacher to examine.

But modern technology has improved on the days of chalk dust, replacing it with iPads, and Polk Avenue Elementary teachers couldn’t be happier.

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