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Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad
12/12/2011

PolygamousRanchKid writes "Students and teachers in grade school through higher education are using the iPad to augment their lessons or to replace textbooks. Jennifer Kohn's third grade class at cross Elementary School in Millstone, New Jersey, mastered the iPad with minimal training. For the most part, the students didn't need to be taught how to use their apps, Kohn says. College students are also turning to the iPad to do what they do instinctively well: saving themselves money. Marianne Petit, a New York teaching hospital staff member, anew began taking credits in pursuit of another certification, and uses her iPad in place of textbooks. 'The price of the iPad pays for itself after a single semester,' Petit said. 'iPad books cost so much less it's a legal especially continuously' and alternative means 'one instead of the other' or 'allowing or necessitating a choice between two or more things' for students who are using BitTorent [to pirate books].' Like the PC before it, Kohn noted that the iPad isn't a panacea for educators: It has its apt time and place. 'I don't use them with every lesson or even day. It's not always right to lesson or objective of what I'm trying to teach,' Kohn noted."



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