April 7, 2011

Auburn to give iPads to each kindergartner

The Associated Press

AUBURN — The Maine city of Auburn is going to be giving iPad2 computers to each kindergartner this fall.

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The Apple iPad.

AP

The Auburn School Committee voted for the plan on Wednesday.

Former Maine Gov. Angus King, who attended the school meeting, says Auburn may be the first district in Maine to give computers to all students in a single grade.

School Superintendent Tom Morrill says he's expecting 285 kindergarten students this fall, which will translate to an expected cost of about $200,000.

The Sun Journal newspaper reports Morrill as saying the iPad2s are "truly redefining how we're going to teach and learn."

 

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