Garrett Elementary Students Using iPads in the Classroom

By Megan Trent

October 7, 2010 Updated Oct 7, 2010 at 6:52 PM EDT

GARRETT, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Elementary students in Garrett are bringing technology into the classroom, and going green in the process.

All 275 third and fourth grade students have been provided iPads to use in class each day. Administrators decided to pass on buying new textbooks this year. Instead, they took their text book rental fees and invested that money into buying iPads, which never become outdated.

The Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School district has already invested in netbooks for the seventh and eighth grade students.

Administrators say they'll still use textbooks, but say the iPads are a great added resource that will help their students compete globally.

Officials with the Department of Education also stopped by the elementary today, saying this is the type of innovative teaching techniques that they would like to see incorporated into more schools across the state.

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