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Waterloo Catholic schools to implement iPads in class

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WATERLOO  (KWWL) -- Students in grades 6-12 attending Waterloo's Cedar Valley Catholic Schools will all have access to Apple iPads next school year. 

The schools have been planning to integrate one-to-one technology where all students had a personal laptop computer.  But after the release of the new iPad, the district determined it would be a better fit.  Teachers are set to get their iPads this spring and will undergo lots of training to use the iPad's extensive application technology in classes this fall.

"We want to be proactive, not reactive. we want to be cutting edge and we really feel that this is going to, really take our system to that level of transformational learning environment," said Jeff Frost, director of education for Cedar Valley Catholic Schools.

Students attending Cedar Valley Catholic Schools will pay an annual technology fee to help offset the cost of the Apple iPads.  The district is getting a warranty plan for any problems encountered with the tablets.  But students and their families will be responsible for any damage they cause to their iPads.

KWWL Reporter:  Kera Mashek

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