Auburn School District Decides All Kindergartners Need iPad 2

Wow….

I wish my kindergarten teacher was alive to see this…

All we had were crayons….

I’m feeling very old….

Especially since I have an iPad and really don’t get it….

I’ve been thinking of putting it on eBay…

Maybe I should just re-enroll in kindergarten to learn how to really use it…

A Maine school system may be adding the iPad 2 to its list of mandatory kindergarten classroom items, with the district footing the bill.

The Auburn Schools Committee voted unanimously to provide all kindergartners with an iPad 2 next year. Each subsequent kindergarten class would receive individual devices as well, CNN and WGME report.

It would cost the district about $200,000 next year, with Apple cutting them a deal by charing $475 per iPad. Superintendent Tom Morrill says the district will find the money in the budget and through grants.

“What we’re seeing is that this is an essential tool — even more important than a book. It’s a learning tool they need to have.”

Skeptical community members say the kids are too young to take care of an iPad and that they simply don’t need it.

via Auburn School District Decides All Kindergartners Need iPad 2 (VIDEO).

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