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Eastwood using iPads for Kindergartners

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LUCKEY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Students across the country are getting their hands on new technology inside the classroom, and students at Eastwood Schools are no different.

This is the first year Eastwood teachers are using iPads to teach Kindergartners, and they say they've already seen a big difference in how the students are learning.

"It's really helped close that gap between the kids who didn't have the experiences before school and the kids who have had that pre-school experience," said Holli Coger, a Kindergarten teacher at Luckey Elementary.

Thirty iPads were purchased for the Kindergarten class this year. Students in grades 8-12 have laptops they can take home after school each day. Teachers say this interactive learning helps students stay focused.

"The teachers and students have taken off with them already and you can already see a real increase in engagement," said Betsy Hood, director of e-learning at Eastwood.

Eastwood officials say their district may be small and rural, but they want parents to know:

"Even though we're small, we're mighty, and we've provided a lot of great learning opportunities with our students and our teachers," Hood said.

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