A fifth grade teacher in Pigeon Forge and some of her students got a preview of their new classroom after a major makeover.
Heather Burkhart, a science and math teacher at Pigeon Forge Middle School won a $30-thousand dollar prize for an "extreme classroom makeover."
The program is sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Burkhart and some students tested their tech-savvy room Tuesday afternoon.
Among the new gear, a Promethean board, similar to a Smart Board, a projector, 10 Macbook Airs, and 14 iPads.
Burkhart says this new gear will change the way kids learn in her classroom.
"The new technology will give them different tools to explore the curriculum. It's going to give them different methods to learn other than just a text book. They have videos, they have interactive games. They have tools not only to help them read but also to interact with their reading," says Burkhart.
Sevier County students will return to class a week from Thursday on August 16th.