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Upstate NY Middle School Rolls Out New Digital Learning Technology
private middle school in Corning, NY is the site of the first full
the Samsung School Digital
the recently opened school year, the Alternative
School for Math and
Science (ASMS) is the recipient of Galaxy tablets for its 110
interactive whiteboards, wireless printers and other hardware and
software from Samsung.
the highly innovative educational program offered by ASMS, we found
clear alignment with Samsung's commitment to dynamic learning
raise student engagement, foster collaboration and enable personalized
learning," said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung's Enterprise
system allows students to share their work with other students on
or with the whole class on the whiteboards, allows teachers to track
progress and deadlines easily and even reminds students that they have
in permission slips they should have had their parents sign the night
a founder of the school, which opened in 2004, and its non-paid
administrative head, called the new system "the most comprehensive
solution available in education today."
Corning, the major corporate employer in the upstate New York
area, and Samsung
shared the cost of the implementation, according to school officials.
married to Wendell P. Weeks, Corning's chairman and CEO. More than half
10- to 14-year-olds who attend the school are the children of Corning
has made substantial contributions to the school in the past, including
$6.7 million in 2012 for renovations and upgrades.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.