Texas Elementary School Sponsors Film Festival 10/28/13
DENTON, Texas - A North Texas elementary school has created its own film festival to raise money to buy iPads for student use.
The Denton Record-Chronicle reported Sunday that the competition at Wilson Elementary School in Denton runs through Dec. 31.
Each class created iPad videos that were posted online - about 30 projects. Viewers can vote for their favorite by making donations. The website says the project was started so students would not be asked to sell "a bunch of junk no one needed."
The school is attempting to raise $30,000 to purchase 30 iPads that can be checked out of the library for classroom activities.
Librarian Carol Richmond says the school's current two dozen iPads, which were purchased last year in part through donations, were used for the video project.