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Cornelius, N.C. (WJZY) -- High schoolers were geeking it up with the Geek Squad this Tuesday.

Hough High School students were learning how to make robots out of legos and how to compose music using a computer program.

We brought Google Glass to the school so students could record video of what they were doing.

Best Buy sponsored the 2-day Geek Squad camp, but it's actually part of a bigger push to get more technology into Hough High school. This year, 9th graders are getting one-to-one technology. That means each student can bring their own laptop, chrome book, or iPad into the classroom.

Justin Keene, a history teacher at Hough High, says he wasn't sure about technology in the classroom until an experience last year.

"When I started teaching, I was one of those teachers, I would do a PowerPoint and my kids would copy everything.

I got tired of watching the tops of their heads as they were writing things down.

Last year I had a shift. I learned how to share all the notes with my kids so they could pull it on their cell phones.

We had great conversations because the kids weren't worried about copying everything on the slide," said Keene.

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