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Cosmetology learning goes high-tech at Capital Region BOCES CTE


Students can access learning anytime, anywhere

Zoey stylesCosmetology took a high-tech turn at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) recently as students were issued tablets to use throughout their two years at CTE.

The tablets allow the more than 100 students from across the region access to a world of knowledge involving hair styles, nail polish applications, massages and more.

"As long as they are hooked onto Wi-Fi, they are always connected to cosmetology,� said longtime instructor Pat Gollub.

Through the new tablets, students have access to textbooks, demonstration videos, certification preparatory quizzes, cosmetology games that test skills, tutelage sites and more. They can also photograph and videotape their lessons, as well as record the various techniques they perform for addition to their own portfolios.

"It's very helpful. I like that I can learn from anywhere at any time,� said Saviti Persaud, who attends CTE from the Schenectady City School District.

"It's easy to carry around and has all of the information we need,� added classmate Jenica Albright, from Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

CTE purchased 120 tablets this year for the students as part of a long-term technology plan, said Dr. Valerie Kelsey, deputy director of Career and Technical Education for Capital Region BOCES.
Janica styles using the table
"It's an all-around better way of learning … students like to use technology to learn and through this technology we are able to better prepare and inform them for the future,� Gollub said.

The top photo shows Zoey Luksdik of Cohoes listening to a video on a tablet as she styles hair.

To the right, Janica Albright of Berne-Knox-Westerlo is all smiles as she watches a tutorial on a tablet and styles hair.

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