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Monday, January 7, 2013

Educator Answers Your Questions On iPads In The Classroom

Burlington, Mass. assistant superintendent Patrick Larkin shows off his iPad at Here & Now studios at WBUR in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Burlington, Mass. assistant superintendent Patrick Larkin shows off his iPad at Here & Now studios at WBUR in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Just north of Boston, Burlington High School is in its second year of its “one-to-one” iPad program. The school shelled out a half million dollars to put the device in the hands of every student, by using money that normally goes to buying textbooks.

In the past year, the school has used the iPads to replace foreign language labs, to allow sick teachers to Skype into class and to encourage interactive learning.

Tech-savvy students help keep things running by working with IT professionals at the school’s version of the Apple “genius bar.”

And now the program is expanding to the town’s middle and elementary schools.

In addition to the story on our show, we held a live web chat with Burlington assistant superintendent Patrick Larkin. To read all of the questions and answers, click the “Replay” button below. If you have any additional questions, please put them in the comments section!

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