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Letter: Tablets a learning tool - for some

Tablets a learning tool - for some

4:05 PM, Apr. 19, 2013  |  Comments
Tori Stelter, 12, follows along as teacher Mark Ellis conducts a class Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, utilizing iPads and a SmartBoard at Farnsworth Middle School in Sheboygan
Tori Stelter, 12, follows along as teacher Mark Ellis conducts a class Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, utilizing iPads and a SmartBoard at Farnsworth Middle School in Sheboygan
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EDITOR: I recently purchased my own iPad with incentives earned shoveling snow and selling Boy Scout popcorn. I'm a seventh-grader at Horace Mann Elementary School, and I believe the iPad enhances how I'm able to supplement my education. I've become a stronger reader. My dad and I ventured into our own personal learning program on Khan Academy among others.

The iPad is a tool that helps me write graded assignments for school. With Khan Academy, you can learn something new every day, at your own pace. I've already watched many videos and have reinforced what I learned at school.

When iPads are misused, it is a waste, like when kindergarteners through second-graders get iPads for school. Kids that age don't even get any homework. Sure they can learn to read and write on them, but that won't help in the real world when they have to sign checks, take notes and live.

When we lose this needed part of society to technology, then we lose all genuine ways of communication.

But when the iPad is used to enhance education, then it is used for what Apple created it for. I agree with giving eighth-graders in the district iPads because they are more mature and can use them for homework. Virtual schools can teach everything from math to economics or preparation for the SAT. This is just the start. Every day, they are working to expand the array of learning opportunities for students and adults. I hope iPads can greatly enhance everyone's education.

Ben Diny,

Wausau

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