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I-pads may replace books in GA schools

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Georgia is considering an apple for every teacher and student, and we're not talking fruit.

State lawmakers and educators are considering an offer from Apple Computers to introduce I-Pads into classrooms. At Albany High School, they already use I-pods. Students sign out an I-pod for the year. They can take them home and they use them in several classes. The A.P. Chemistry class has a web page and the I-pod helps quiz students.

"Our tests in here are very similar to the AP Exams and so on here there are apps. like this one is called exam busters and it will have a question on here and they're flash cards and they help us study," said Katherine Gilyard, a Junior.

Students say it really helps them learn because most are familiar with the technology. We even saw Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree working on his I-pad in a classroom Thursday. School officials say, I-pads could be used to download text books as a substitute for printed books.

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