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Raising money for technology in the classroom

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The breakfast was held on Saturday. The breakfast was held on Saturday.
Schuckman said technology is crucial for classrooms. Schuckman said technology is crucial for classrooms.
Schuckman said the money will go towards iPads. Schuckman said the money will go towards iPads.
Residents ate at Applebee's on Saturday. Residents ate at Applebee's on Saturday.
Snider said State Street Bank will match every dollar earned up to $500. Snider said State Street Bank will match every dollar earned up to $500.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Technology continues to change the way students learn here in the Tri-states, and a local school worked to raise money Saturday morning as a way to bring more of it into their classrooms.

Applebee's in Quincy was crowded with hungry residents, as the Early Childhood Center held a pancake breakfast, to raise money to put more technology in its classrooms.

"At this level there isn't money for technology." Early Childhood Director Julie Schuckman said. "So all the funds are donated for iPads for our kids to start learning technology, and how it's used in our world."

State Street Bank co-hosted the event, and Marketing Manager Ericka Snider said her bank works closely with the early childhood center, and the event in its third year, helps them help their neighbor.

"We will match up to $500 for all funds raised today." Snider said. "In the past we've raised over $1,000 for the technology in the classrooms at Early Childhood."

Schuckman also said students at the center currently use technology in the classroom, to learn a variety of topics.

"They practice learning their literacy skills, with learning letters, listening to stories, learning numbers, and just learning to take how to take turns and share with each other." Schuckman said. 

Schuckman added that community involvement is key in making sure more technology makes it into the center's classrooms.

"Community support is why we're here." Schuckman said. They keep us going each and everyday whether they come in and volunteer and read, or come to events like this."

The plan is to buy iPads with the money raised on Saturday, so speech therapists can use them with students.
 

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