Aiken Students Benefit From ‘Full Circle’ Program

Aiken Elementary Teacher Brandee Green with student
Aiken Elementary Teacher Brandee Green with student

AIKEN, S.C.- You won’t see traditional notebooks and pencils in dozens of Aiken County classrooms this upcoming school year.

The program, Full Circle, is bringing hybrid laptops and tablets to 37 Aiken classrooms.

Students won’t need to bring anything to class but headphones thanks to state and district funding.

Teachers who opted to have their classrooms become tech hubs say it will help students better engage in school… and prepare them for the workplace.

Aiken Elementary Teacher Brandee Green with student
Aiken Elementary Teacher Brandee Green with student

Brandee Green, with Aiken Elementary says, “Full circle technology has provided us with the opportunity to open the world for these kids. They are engaged with technology constantly outside the classroom so this allows us to harness that interest and those skills to help them become real world learners.”

The cost of full circle totaled around nine hundred thousand dollars with the majority coming from the state for the devices and all the support.

Also good news for Aiken residents, the whole program was funded without having to increase budgets or asking the board of education for more funds.

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