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Verizon and Samsung Join Forces to Put Mobile Technology in Cornerstone Schools

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(credit: TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images, File)

(credit: TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images, File)

REDFORD TOWNSHIP — Verizon and Samsung have teamed up to bring mobile learning to Cornerstone Schools’ Washington-Parks Academy, on Plymouth Road just east of Telegraph Road in Redford Township.

Samsung donated 60 4G LTE Galaxy Tabs (a combination of their Tab 2 7” and 7.7” models), valued at about $24,000, to be used for a blended-learning lab that integrates math and science into the daily learning of students.

Verizon Foundation gave two separate grants totaling $75,000 that benefitted Cornerstone’s Washington-Parks Academy for technology training and the various costs associated with implementing technology in the classroom. Some 400 students at the Academy ranging from 3rd through 8th grade are using the tablets in the classrooms.

“This generous partnership by Verizon and Samsung is having a tremendous impact on our students,” said Scott Cairo, principal of Washington-Parks Academy. “Children learn best by doing and working in groups. The nature of this technology allows them to do just that and is helping our students develop valuable skills and amplify their passion for technology, which will benefit them throughout their lives.”

By helping schools leverage the latest advances in mobile technology, teachers will be able to provide their students with an advanced, state-of-the-art learning experience. This technology will also allow instructors to identify and establish rigorous academic coursework, relevant learning opportunities and meaningful relationships with their students.

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