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Education
9:20 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Jefferson City school board members look forward to implementation of iPads for freshman

Credit Sean MacEntee / Flickr

Jefferson City's Board of Education has plans to put iPads into the hands of the incoming high school freshman class of 20-14 – 20-15. 

At its regular meeting Monday night, board members said they were enthusiastic about the new policy.

Jefferson City Schools Superintendent Brian Mitchell said he is confident in his students to use the technology to the best of their abilities, without allowing it to create distractions.

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Education
9:40 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Battle High School students set to receive iPad minis this fall

As the new Battle High School in Columbia opens this fall, each student will begin to receive an iPad mini.

The Columbia Public School district will purchase 1,100 new iPads as part of a new technology pilot program. District Spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said the addition of the new technology is Columbia Public School’s way of changing its teaching methods to keep up with the change in the way students learn.

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Education
4:11 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Public school libraries increase use of mobile technology

Columbia Public School libraries are working hard to bring twenty-first century skills to Columbia youth with an increase in iPads and other mobile technology in school media centers.

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Education
9:15 am
Mon October 1, 2012

iPads come to Kirksville School District

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Ray Miller Elementary School will be the first school in the Kirksville R-III School District to buy iPad tablets for student use.

The Kirksville School Board approved the nearly $24,000 purchase of 50 iPad tablets last Wednesday night.

Assistant Superintendent Jane Schaper says the money used toward the purchase was left over from the year’s allotment from the federal government.

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Under the Microscope
5:30 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

On obesity and poor math performance

Sharon Drummond Flickr

On this week's show, we’ll revisit a story about iPad technology at Benton elementary school, and hear about a study that links childhood obesity to poor math skills in school.

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Under the Microscope
5:55 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Technology in the classroom

A growing number of schools across the country are introducing tablet technology into the classroom.
Brad Flickinger Flickr

On this week’s show, we’ll talk about about exercise programs for minority populations, and hear about tablet technology in classrooms.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:20 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Benton Elementary brings iPads into the classroom

Teacher Denise Lasley uses an iPad at Benton Elementary School.
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

Columbia’s Thomas Benton Elementary School received 50 iPads at the beginning of the school year. The technology’s been used in classes such as Art, Music and P.E. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung looked at how these tablet computers are being introduced into schools and whether or not it could replace the chalkboard.

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Education
4:49 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Exam: November 21, 2011

KBIA

The next generation of nurses are learning how to use iPads on the job. Plus, we’ll have the latest statewide graduation rates.

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