Burlington students get hands-on with technology

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- It may look like they are playing computer games, but the 5th-grade students at Edwin M. Holt Elementary School in Burlington are actually working on their futures.

"The world as we all know is pretty much moving to technology with all of the different robotics and those kinds of things," said teacher Jamie Day. "And so I wanted our kids to have some experience with that."

So Day wrote a grant to get her students a coding tech cart, which has Chromebooks and other programs to help them learn computer use at a higher level.

As part of the grant, the school partnered with students from Elon University and the Career and Technical Education Center, which has been a win-win situation for both.

Now, the students can create, and even control, small robots. And it's all knowledge they can build on in the future.