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A north Iowa shop class is going high-tech

St. Ansgar High School’s shop class is no longer going down the traditional route.

Posted: Dec. 11, 2017 6:00 PM
Updated: Dec. 12, 2017 8:41 AM

St. Ansgar, Iowa - St. Ansgar High School’s shop class is no longer going down the traditional route. Technology is being incorporated in all aspects throughout the classroom.
Students can put on virtual reality goggles to find out how welding works and they can now do laser cutting with their engraving machine. Each student gets to choose what they're interested in learning more about in the class and then get to use these types of avenues to further their knowledge.
“We get to pick our own individual project and that helps a lot because we get to choose what we're interested in and use technology with that,” Kristen Hemann said.
Shop teacher Craig Christensen says all this technology in the classroom wouldn't happen if it wasn't for local donors. He says the Saints Legacy and the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County have donated thousands of dollars.

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