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ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — South Louisiana Community College's campus in Abbeville has received a $7,000 grant from the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to buy Kindle electronic reader tablets to help students bridge the technology gap between smartphone and a laptop or desktop computer.

Students enrolled in adult education classes are working on completing high school equivalency diplomas.

Many are nimble at texting and using smartphones, but may be overwhelmed in use of a laptop or desktop computer, program director Melinda Bynog tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1oqLZ81 ).

Bynog says the tablets will be incorporated into literacy lessons in which students will be able to text responses during class.

A teacher also may ask students to electronically send writing samples, a way to ease student fears about sharing their work with the class, Bynog says.

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