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A Fostoria high school using iPads as learning tool in classrooms

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FOSTORIA, OH (Toledo News Now) - Thanks to generous donations, freshman at St. Wendlin High School in Fostoria are using iPads in the classroom.

"It's kinda fun because it holds information but it's also a learning tool," said student Alexis Yates.

"There's the idea that this technology is stuff the kids are already using and familiar with and then obviously they have the focus on education and real life applications," said Principal Michael Amlin.

This is the first year the freshmen are using the iPads.

Earlier this year they had a student who was at home for a few days recovering from surgery. The two way camera on the iPad was used so the student could still connect with the teacher.  

"It was like she was actually present in class. She heard all the notes. She was able to ask questions, she was able to respond to questions from the teacher," said Amlin.

Amlin said the school recognized that this is the kind of technology that is being used in the real world. The school wants students to not only be comfortable using it, but know how to use it to excel.

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