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Socorro Students Receive iPads for Algebra Class

POSTED: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 4:37pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 3:10pm

SOCORRO- Algebra is going hi-tech in the Socorro School District.

Students will compute their equations with new iPads. Socorro's the first district in Texas to outfit students with the technology. The iPads offer the first-ever algebra app and students will carry them instead of conventional textbooks.

"It makes it more exciting it will probably make it more easier because say you forget like what the teacher said all you have to do is go click the video and it'll explain it all over again," says student Anthony Sida.

"I think it's going to make it easier for us, instead of carrying those huge text books but I’m excited I think everybody is excited," says Atziri Felix.

Federal stimulus money paid for the iPads. Two classes at each high school will use the algebra app and their classmates will study the subject with a textbook. Then, Soccoro will analyze and compare the scores of both groups.

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So wait does this mean in the future Pepe from south of the border will get a free Ipad from the school district to replace books?

I'm just sayin

So let me get this straight...
Soccoro can't afford to give their kids cool air conditioned classrooms but they can find the money to replace traditional books (that did the job just fine) with iPads?
Priorities, people, priorities.
How about you all teach these kids how to read, write, and speak proper English before you go spiffing them up with experimental technology you can't afford.
Something needs to change within the education system and QUICK.

Its a shame because students now a days do not know how to write, much less use cursive writing and other fundamentals. This just helps them become dependant on technology that will in turn be what ruins them. Take away cell phones and electronics and watch this young generation panick and not know what to do to save their lives!

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