Salem school hosts Best Buy Geek Squad Academy

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Students in Salem are getting special technology lessons thanks to Best Buy.

The Geek Squad academy was at Andrew Lewis Middle School Wednesday and will be back Thursday.

They’re teaching the students skills in coding, 3-D printing, digital literacy and online safety and digital music.

“Technology is around us everywhere in our lives. And so for them to be successful in not only their professional lives but in the personal lives, they need to have an understanding of how do you use technology not just for fun or for pleasure but for productive purposes as well,” said Librarian Lauren Mabry.

It’s a lesson students like 8th grader Zella Porch were grateful for.

“I think it’s a great experience because some kids don’t get a lot of that when they’re young and they don’t realize what’s out there,” said Porch.

Not only were they learning how to use the different technologies, but the librarian says they were exploring different career paths.

The students were separated by gender because best buy research suggests females focus, learn and participate better when surrounded by other females.

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