Lindbergh Elementary Rolls Out iPads for Students

Published 02/06 2012 02:14PM

Updated 02/06 2012 02:18PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A pilot program that's introduced new technology into the classroom saw further expansion today in St. Joseph.

Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and Lindbergh Elementary School now have Apple iPad2 tablets that they'll use in the classroom thanks to Project Connect.

"These kids have technology around them, but the challenge is teaching them to learn from it.  We'll teach them skills of research, collaboration, and communication for a technical world," said Lindberg principal Julie Gaddie.

The St. Joseph School District will allow students to keep the tablets as long as they are enrolled at Lindbergh.

Right now, the kids are still learning the ins and outs of their iPads, but the school says they're prepared to get the most out of it.

"I'd say our group is very prepared.  We've been working on the different applications: how to use them, how to take care of them the last couple weeks.  So we are ready to get going.  I already have a lesson plan today that they can take home and share with their parents tonight," said fourth grade teacher Kim Seckinger.

Edison Elementary students will also be getting the iPads. 

They will distribute their devices tomorrow.  

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