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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.

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.

We’ve covered the use of iPads in the classroom before, and some great discussions have been held on the topic. The use of technology must obviously be accompanied by the talents of great teachers, but technology does hold compelling promises for education. How do you think young students like kindergartners would use an iPad, and would it be beneficial? How have you seen technology help your students in the classroom?

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