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Merrill to unveil iPad pilot program

Third-graders at Kate Goodrich, Washington will receive devices to work on

7:56 PM, Jun. 26, 2013
Stacy Fuehrer, Chelsea Camper and Sherri Schulz, all teachers at Kate Goodrich Elementary School in Merrill, work on a MacBook Air computer during a training session Tuesday. The session was part of the Merrill school district's iPad Pilot project. Teachers will use the laptops to manage iPads distributed to students.
Stacy Fuehrer, Chelsea Camper and Sherri Schulz, all teachers at Kate Goodrich Elementary School in Merrill, work on a MacBook Air computer during a training session Tuesday. The session was part of the Merrill school district's iPad Pilot project. Teachers will use the laptops to manage iPads distributed to students.
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The Merrill School District will embark on a project next school year that will put notebook computers in the hands of third-graders at two elementary schools.

Merrill's iPad pilot program is meant to find out how those devices and others can be best used in the classroom to better engage students, inspire higher-level creative and critical thinking and help teachers individualize learning for students, said Michele Jahnke, the district's director of curriculum and instruction. Merrill Area Public Schools has ordered 140 iPads and 12 MacBook laptops for about $88,000 for the program, ...

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