Private School Requires iPads

All students in grades 4-12 will need Apple tablet
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2011 6:01 PM CST
File photo of Ben Clark, 10, learning to play Silent Night on an iPad using the Magic Fiddle app at the Apple Store in Palo Alto.   (AP Photo/Apple Inc., Court Mast)

(Newser) – A private school in Knoxville, Tennessee, is adding an unusual requirement to students' back-to-school gear starting next year: an iPad. The Webb School will mandate that all kids in grades 4 through 12 either buy or lease (from the school, for $200 a year) one of Apple's tablets, notes Fast Company via KPLC-TV. Eventually, the school hopes the devices will be so fully integrated that it can phase out textbooks.

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