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Mar 17, 2014 6:50 PM by April Hansen, KSBY News

Local teacher needs votes to add technology in her classroom.

Sarah Holland is a kindergarten teacher at Mary Buren Elementary School in Guadalupe.

Holland recently applied for a technology grant through Farmers Insurance called the Thank a Million Teachers program, which awards $2,500 to the top six applicants in each of the five regions of the country during the voting period.

Holland says this grant would go toward purchasing six iPads for her classroom.

She says this technology will increase small group instruction and provide individual curriculum.

"I want to give them the most opportunity that I can and technology is where our world is. It's where we are going. It's where the jobs are going to be when they are getting jobs, and so I want to make sure they are prepared for that and a lot of them don't have computers, iPads, and iPhones at home like a lot of other communities, so I want to make sure they get that access here at school and they become comfortable with them," Holland said.

Currently, Holland is in the top 20 for her region.

If you want to help, click here.

Voting closes at the end of March.

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