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Teacher Prepares Students for High-Tech Future

MASON CITY, Ia. – A tech-savvy Harding Elementary teacher is ensuring his fourth-graders are plugged in to learning.

Now in his third year with Mason City’s schools, Ben Feight has already tackled a multitude of classroom projects: video announcements, coding and building apps, blogging, self-publishing an e-book and bringing assignments to life using educational apps and games.

While assignments might feel more like entertainment, they align with “Iowa Core” skills such as employability, and financial, health, civic and technology literacy. They also incorporate problem-solving, math and reading.