Chestnut Ridge students use new literacy technology donated by IBM

The program helps children select books to guide

The program helps children select books to guide them through reading. (Credit: News 12 Hudson Valley)

CHESTNUT RIDGE - Students at Fleetwood Elementary School in Chestnut Ridge are using interactive technology to help them with reading, thanks to a donation from IBM.

The reading companion program features cloud-based software and uses voice recognition technology. The program helps children select books so they are able to guide themselves through reading. Teachers are also able to monitor the students' progress.

School officials say the program is especially helpful in the district, where English is a second language for so many students.

IBM says it cost around $100,000 to bring the program to the 10 elementary schools in the East Ramapo School District.

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