SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A major donation has helped to make major advances in the education of many children across the ArkLaTex.
Children's Miracle Network donated $450,000 worth of an educational software called GoNoodle Plus to every public and private elementary and middle school across seven parishes.
Brittany Woods is a first-grade teacher at Eden Gardens Magnet in Shreveport. She has used GoNoodle Plus with her students since they received the program in October.
"I input our spelling list or our vocabulary and have fun little games to go along with that. It also helps with science and social studies. They have fun dance songs," said Woods. "I can't imagine not having it now that we have it. I don't think we'd have access to any kind of it on this level. It's so different than some of the other curriculum."
Colton Guy is a first-grade student in Mrs. Woods class. His mom said the software has helped this active six-year-old focus in class. She's also seen a big difference in his grades since his class started using the program.
"I've noticed that he comes home on Monday with a new spelling list and I'll quiz him that night and he can spell the words already. He wasn't able to do that in the beginning."
If you are an educator within the seven parishes in north Louisiana who received the donation you can go to gonoodle.com and register as an educator, you will be prompted to type in your school name and it should give you access to a free version.
If you have problems, contact the CHRISTUS Foundation for help.