ELLINWOOD, Kansas – In one Kansas community, kids heading back to school will have a technological advantage they’ve never had until now.
Technology in schools has been growing rapidly, but the Ellinwood School District is going high tech with an iPad for every student from kindergarten to seniors.
“It’s cutting edge, I mean I think that the apps and the things that are at our disposal with this device can trump anything that we’ve done with paper and pencil,” said Shawn Henderson, Ellinwood Middle and High School principal.
The Ellinwood School District is looking towards going paperless so eventually all a kid will need to go to school is this iPad.
Teachers will also have the iPads, making it easier to interact with parents and to be able to archive and keep every students work.
Students are excited, and the principal of the elementary school, whose own daughter will be working on the technology thinks the kids may have the advantage.
“I think they’ll adapt very well, even better than the adults,” said Eric Sjorgen, Ellinwood Elementary School principal.
Each grade level at the school gets a different colored iPad, and students in middle and high school will be able to take theirs home to do homework.