Schoharie County school district handing out iPads
Posted at: 09/07/2012 8:43 AM
| Updated at: 09/07/2012 9:47 AM
By: Andrew Murphy
SHARON SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - School has just started, but it's already "no more pencils, no more books" for students in one rural upstate New York district.
Free iPads will be handed out Friday morning to the 150 students in grades seven through 12 at the Sharon Springs Central School District in Schoharie County, 40 miles west of Albany.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that the tablet computers were paid for by Capital Region BOCES, along with a $40,000 grant secured by state Sen. James Seward, whose district includes Sharon Springs.
The students' text books will be in the iPads, and they'll be able to email homework assignments directly to their teachers.
Swapping heavy books for iPads will also lighten the load in students' backpacks.
Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/
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