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Episcopal school embraces iPad

Episcopal school embraces iPad

Schools in Knoxville, Tenn., purchased iPads over the summer and are letting their students try to them out, Allison Rupp reports on knoxnews.com. Among such institutions: Episcopal School of Knoxville.

The 20 iPads at Episcopal School of Knoxville are for only kindergartners and first-graders, said Julie King, technology coordinator.

“In kindergarten, they are just not ready for a full-size keyboard with their little hands,” King said. “iPads are perfect.”

To protect the $500 machines, King uses military-grade casing.

“It’s tested in the Middle East, in a military environment,” King said. “We’re testing it on the kindergarten environment. We’ll see what’s tougher.”

The kids have a variety of educational games that help them add, spell, build rocket ships and trace letters.

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