By DAVE McMILLION
Keeping up with computer technology is a big job, as is making sure hundreds of elementary students can understand it.
That translates into a big job for technology coordinators in Washington County schools.
Some schools have business partners that donate thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment to teachers.
But if schools do not have that luxury, they end up getting the equipment themselves.
At Salem Avenue Elementary School, technology coordinator Alan Zube has had computers donated by Fort Ritchie, Hagerstown Junior College, and NASA.
Not all of it was set up for use in the classroom. The computers from HJC, for example, used old 51/4-inch disks and Zube had to find 31/2-inch disks to make them suitable for classroom use.