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Recently I read an interesting news article about a school district that voted to supply all its kindergarten students with iPad 2 tablets for the upcoming school year. Since the iPad’s release last year, there has been much discussion and speculation on how tablet computers will impact education and technology use in the classroom. Amid all the speculation, I found it interesting to see a forward-thinking example of rolling out such technology district-wide, especially for such young learners.

An interesting news article about a school district that voted to supply all its kindergarten students with iPad 2 tablets for the upcoming school year raised questions about the role of technology in the classroom. Since the iPad’s release, there has been much discussion and speculation on how tablet computers impact education and technology use in the classroom. Seeing a district embrace technology in a productive way for even young learners gives other educators inspiration on how to incorporate technology effectively.

We’ve covered the use of technology in the classroom before as it stays alive in discussions around education. The use of technology must obviously be accompanied by the talents of great teachers, but technology does hold compelling promises for education. 

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