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Donation helps special education students

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KENNESAW, GA (CBS46) -

Special education students at two Cobb County schools received a big gift Friday.

The Rotary Club of North Cobb donated two Promethean ActivTables, one to Kennesaw Mountain High School and one to McClure Middle School.

"You can make music, do crafts, everything!" said Drew Acree, a special education freshman.

The tool looks like a table, but the face of the table is actually a large screen. It is interactive featuring a multi-touch display and allows up to six students a chance to work together while they learn.

"Special education students really thrive with the visual assistance and the collaboration. Also, the audio features of the Promethean allows the students to hear the text on the screen," explained Natosha Brooks, a special education teacher.

The Rotary Club made the $12,000 donation using grant dollars as well as their members' own money. "There are guys in our club who have children with special needs, so it's always close in our heart and close to our club," explained Peter Jezerinac.

Up to 40 students were expected to use the tool at Kennesaw Mountain High alone, and Brooks said they expect big results. "Their motivation for learning has increased, and they really beg to come to school."

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