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  By the year 2021, every student in the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) district from fifth grade on will have a personal electronic device.

“This year we started one to one in all of our fifth grade classes with iPad minis. So, our fifth grade kids and students are learning to kind of digitize their curriculum and next year they will be sixth graders, and so we’ll give another group of fifth graders iPads and it’ll continue on their way up,” CPS Coordinator of Instructional Technology Julie Nichols said.

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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.

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.

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.

iPads come to Kirksville School District

Oct 1, 2012
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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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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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On this week’s show, we’ll talk about about exercise programs for minority populations, and hear about tablet technology in classrooms.

Benton Elementary brings iPads into the classroom

Mar 8, 2012
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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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The next generation of nurses are learning how to use iPads on the job. Plus, we’ll have the latest statewide graduation rates.