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iPads replacing textbooks and notebooks in local school

8:29 AM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla-- Imagine a classroom with no textbooks.  That is a reality for one local school, but administrators say what they have now is much better.

University Christian School in Jacksonville is using iPads instead of textbooks and notebooks this year for 8th-12 graders.

The students can use the iPads to take notes, follow along in lesson plans and even record their teachers during class so the students can go back and review the lesson later.

8th grader Garrett Johnson says using an iPad in class is much easier.

"It is a lot lighter to carry and a lot easier because you can just look it up, with text books you have to go page by page," says Johnson.

University Christian principal Beverly Bandy says the parents had to purchase the iPads for their children, but the school lowered the tuition this year to make up the cost of the iPad.

Principal Bandy added she has gotten calls from other schools asking how they implemented the iPads and if it is working.  She says so far, it has been a great tool for keeping the students engaged and active in their classrooms.

First Coast News