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On the street: What role should iPads play in the classroom?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 11, 2016

Danette Michaels, educator, Lawrence

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“Obviously they give students access to the internet, where they can conduct research on any topic they choose.”

Jeremy McClain, biologist, Lawrence

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“I think it’s a good tool. People just need to make sure they’re used well and the right way.”

Carly Efros, pharmacist, Lawrence

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“I’d leave it up to the teachers to decide how they want to use it. I’m for it, but I don’t know how (it would be used).”

Bobby Nachtrab, sales manager, Kansas City, Mo.

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“Just to help with books, really. You can put all the schoolbooks into an iPad. ”

Related story, July 11, 2016, LJWorld.com

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Bob Smith


1 year, 9 months ago


Scott Callahan

Either Othello or Desdemona. I guess it depends if Ipad is a man or a woman. That's a pretty androgynous name.

1 year, 9 months ago


Chris Warman


1 year, 9 months ago


Chris Bohling

Depends on the level. At the middle/high school level I can see them being useful for collaborative projects, but I'm unsure about their usefulness at the elementary level. I suppose if they're eventually used to essentially replace all paper (i.e. for quizzes and such) that might be a good thing.

1 year, 9 months ago


Richard Heckler

IPADS are useful tools. The IPADS can provide teaching staff the opportunity to devote more time with the challenged students while at the same time the more aggressive student can move forward.

As for research students have it at their finger tips.

1 year, 9 months ago


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