IPad 2s were introduced Tuesday to third and fourth-grade students at Centre Elementary School. The tablet-sized touch-screen computers will be available to students during school hours in their classrooms.
Most students already were somewhat familiar with the concept, and several owned an iPad.
Technology education expert Linda Loder of Salina gave directions on how to use the iPads.
She said the iPads would allow teachers to focus more readily on learner outcomes. They can customize subject matter to differentiate between students who need to slow down and those who need to speed up to be successful.
Loder said the iPads are proving to be effective with special education students, especially those with speech or communication disabilities.