First U.S. school goes iPad; Minnesota district buys hundreds of Apple iPads

Discussion in 'iPad' started by *LTD*, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009

    First U.S. school goes iPad; Minnesota district buys hundreds of Apple iPads
    Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:48 AM EDT

    "It seemed Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) High School students couldn't get enough of the new iPad computers Thursday in Principal Jeff Bertrang's office," Fritz Busch reports for The New Ulm Journal (Minnesota).

    "One student played the piano with a shortened keyboard on her iPad," Busch reports. "Another student read a book on his iPad. Another student listened to Spanish words. Bertrang pointed out how definitions of words could be found on the iPad... 'Students won't have to buy $100 calculators anymore either,' Bertrang added."

    "The iPad - a wireless, touch screen, tablet-sized computer - was released in early April by Apple Inc.," Busch reports. "The school district allocated $267,748 to its technology fund to become what is believed to be the first school in the country to have the devices at a cost of $479 each."

    Busch reports, "The money will be used to buy 320 iPads with extended, two-year warranties for students and staff, create Wi-Fi (wireless) infrastructure including routers and access points plus professional development (staff training)."

    "Bertrang said the school has only received a small number of iPads so far but expects to get all 320 before the current school year ends," Busch reports. "iPads will be distributed to teachers this spring. Summer staff development workshops will be used to decide how iPads will be integrated into classroom curriculum."

    Busch reports, "Educational technology and K-12 online learning consultant David Glick said iPads are capable of replacing textbooks and calculators while offering online research capacity."


    Duke's planning to get them, too:
  2. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    I would send my kids there. I think every Apple fanboy father has an obligation to do so. :p
  3. calebz macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    He is relentless... and self-embarrassing (my siggy). As mentioned on another thread, I think there ought to be a B.S. detector by way of "PR" for press release. This is just shameless pandering. Tsk.
  4. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2005
    Columbia, SC
    The only person who is embarrassed by your silly little sig is you. All it does is make you look like an even bigger troll (as if your constant drumbeat of Apple hate didn't already make this obvious).

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