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Greater Boston Emily Rooney on iPads in Education

Emily Roony speaks with Educators from the Bancroft School in Worcester and Principal from the Burlington Public Schools on iPads in education. Watch the video segment!

Grade 8 Students Receive iPads

Dear Millis Middle School Grade 8 Student and your Parents/Guardians,

On Thursday, September 15th all grade 8 students were assigned an iPad by the school district to be used during the school year. iPads will not be coming home with students until sometime after October 15th. In the meantime, teachers will work with students in school on how to use the iPad to support their learning and the grade 8 coursework.

New Service from COMCAST helps bring families online!

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INTERNET ESSENTIALS FROM COMCAST

This new service from COMCAST helps to bring fast, affordable Internet ($9.99 per month) to more students and families.

Today, the Internet is no longer just a convenience, it has become essential for success. Unfortunately, there are still too many students without Internet Service at home - creating a barrier to academic achievement.

What should I buy my child this holiday season: Computer, Netbook or Mobile device like the iPad?

I have been asked by a few different parents this holiday season my thoughts on which type of device will best serve their child as a learning tool to support their education in Millis. This is a great question!  I'll try to answer based on what I know about how things are going. Please keep in mind that the computer devices are changing so rapidly that it is very hard to predict even two years out what the device of choice will be.

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