Reading, writing and iPads for kids in one school district - WNEM TV 5

Reading, writing and iPads for kids in one school district

ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) - This might boost enrollment: Students in a western Michigan school district are getting iPads.

WOOD-TV says Zeeland Public Schools in Ottawa County is paying for the popular high-tech tablets with money from a 2010 bond sale. High school students are getting iPads Tuesday while kids in middle school must wait until winter.

Zeeland officials say they want students to use the Apple product to create, collaborate and think critically in the classroom. Students can take the iPad home for personal use but not during the summer.

Zeeland East High School math teacher Tony DiLaura says his students will use iPads each day. He says he'll remind kids that it's a learning device in the classroom, not a "toy."

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