Cairo, Illinois students, teachers to get iPads

Cairo, Illinois students, teachers to get iPads

Cairo students are now "switching" over to iPads in the classroom thanks to a grant.

It's part of President Obama's Connect-ED technology in education program.

Cairo elementary through high school students will get iPads for classroom use later this school year.

They are among 114 schools in the country in economically challenged areas where leaders proved they're working to bring the best education to their students.

Students and teachers say they are excited.

'I'm excited because it's going to help me learn more about math and reading," 3rd grader Chassidy Johnson, said.

"We can read books on it we can learn on it and play some games on it," 2nd grader Nyasha Howard, said.

"It will help us with learning and we can do really good research on a word we don't really know," 4th grader Gabriella Lyasadams, said.

Superintendent Andrea Evers says they will soon learn when the iPads will arrive for K through 12th grade.

They'll also be trained to use them.

Administrators and teachers get both an iPad and a Mac.

Each classroom will also get a new TV.

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