The West Prairie School District has chosen a popular device as its next leap in classroom technology.
High school students will each receive an Apple iPad3 next school year.
Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth said the district has been studying the available wireless devices. He said the district wanted them to be light-weight, robust and have great battery life. The availability of software tipped the balance toward the iPad.
The West Prairie School District will begin incorporating wireless devices into classes at the high school next year.
Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth said the district is studying the best way approach the change.
He said one class at the high school has been testing the “one-on-one” technology. The students preferred devices that use a regular keyboard over tablet devices that use a keyboard on a touchscreen He said the students found they do so much typing the regular keyboards were much easier to use.