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Fundraiser set for concert choir
Armstrong High School’s concert choir will perform on Friday to raise money for its scholarship fund.
The “Puttin’ on the Ritz” concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5005 Northwest Blvd. in Plymouth.
A silent auction starts at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, which includes desserts, coffee and punch.
Oak Grove tech program gets tablets
Bloomington’s Oak Grove Elementary School is adopting a “one-to-one” tablet program in one of its classrooms thanks to charitable gifts from Best Buy, Microsoft, Naiku and Ergotron.
Each student in teacher Stephen Searl’s fourth-grade classroom will receive a tablet PC to use during the school day.
The program is part of Best Buy’s Classroom of the Future project, which works with schools to provide technology to improve student learning.
Oak Grove is piloting the elementary program to determine if student learning, particularly mathematics scores, will improve in Searl’s classroom with use of the devices.
The math curriculum will be digitally taught with materials from the same publisher and then supplemented with online math games.
The tablets are outfitted with the latest educational software through Naiku and Microsoft. Charging and classroom display units are provided through Ergotron. Microsoft has also donated an Xbox Kinect.