iPads Coming to the Classroom in Pennsylvania

iPads Coming to the Classroom in PennsylvaniaThis week, Pennsylvania’s Steel Valley school board moved to accept a $291,791 donation from Apple to proceed with a new district-wide technology plan.

The plan in question calls for equipping every student in the district with an iPad.

Superintendent Ed Wehrer said the donation, and a separate $69,921 gift from philanthropist William Campbell through his new Campbell Educational and Community Foundation, will be used to train teachers in how to use iPads in the classroom, and to buy the devices for every student.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the iPads, customized to limit access to inappropriate content, will be distributed during the 2015-2016 school year.

“We’re excited to be working with Apple,” Wehrer told the paper.