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Teachers reach more learners with iPad technology

(Toledo News Now) -

Notre Dame Academy is going high-tech. The school just kicked off their new iPad program, giving each student their own iPad to help them learn.

The new One-to-One iPad program is a way for students to learn interactively in the classroom.

Faculty members have had their iPads since February, and have been involved in numerous workshops and seminars to acquaint them with the educational tool and apps.

Social studies teacher Matt McEwen even created his own U.S. history book, which is available for free in iTunes. The book is filled with interactive lessons he created. There are audio podcasts, interactive videos, pictures, hands-on classroom activities and more.

"There's eight different types of learners, school generally only hits two of those," McEwen said. "Now we can hit so many more different types of learners, we can help them out."

Notre Dame students will be able to take their iPads everywhere, and high school students will keep them after they graduate. Seventh and eighth grade students will also take their iPads with them throughout the year, but will turn them back in after eighth grade.

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