BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - Christi Collins' reading and language class at Baldwyn Middle School received 25 Kindle Fires a few weeks back.
Now, along with her traditional methods of teaching, Collins is able to use the mini tablet computers to enhance her daily lessons.
Collins said, "They have more freedom over what they choose to read. They can find something they want to learn about as opposed to having a whole class read about the same topic."
The students can read books and do research on any number of topics they're discussing in class.
As you might imagine, the young people caught on quickly on how to use the Kindles.
Student Paige Huddleston said, "The Kindles can be used in many different ways. In language, we take quizzes on quizlet.com and play language games."
Student Calvin Harris said, "We have to look up facts and then write summaries to tell about it."
Student Westin Phillips said, "It's a lot more fun than just sitting and listening to a teacher. I think we learn a lot more by using technology."
The school's principal says he's impressed with how these tablets have really excited his students about learning.
Principal Danny Ramsey said, "There are some students who normally you walk in and they're looking out the window or not paying attention. Every time I walk in her classroom with these devices being used, every student is engaged."
Before the classroom computers, Collins' students had to go to another building where the computer lab is located.
Now the students can easily get on line when their lesson calls for it.