MARSHALL - This style of teaching is new for Ashlee Alexander and her kindergartners. In her classroom students can log on to Osmo, a learning software on an iPad. It's created to improve student's speech and vocabulary. Lessons are taught in games and even though it may seem like they're having fun, Alexander says they're learning valuable lessons.
"The kids love it, they are engaged in learning," Alexander said. "Technology in the class room has definitely changed from even when I was in school."
Kindergartners, first graders and special needs students took advantage of the new programs. There are spelling and reading courses. Some students are learning how to code with Osmo. Cindy Wallace is the district's stem coordinator for South Marshall Elementary, she requested the Osmo program to be in the Marshall school district.
"It's a almost a hook to get student's interested on what's going on," Wallace said. "I wish would've been thrilled to have something like Osmo in our classrooms."
Teachers said students are more involved in the classroom. They also said student's reading and writing skills are improving.
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