Montlieu Academy Provides Every Student With iPad

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High Point, NC -- Providing an iPad for every single student became a reality for one elementary school in High Point.

Montlieu Academy of Technology surprised nearly 400 kindergarten through fifth grade students on their first day of school with iPad's to use for school work.

Students, teachers, custodians, and even janitors have to learn how to use the devices.

SLIDESHOW - iPads At Montlieu Academy of Technology

The school's principal Ged O'Donnell said this new iPad driven plan will change the way kids learn.

"We've been given a tool, we've been given a key, we've been given the gift that is going to bring the outside world which is far away as China to Hong Kong to Singapore to Australia to Pluto to Jupiter, every single place is going to be brought into their classroom," expressed O'Donnell.

For the next three years, the Guilford County School District will monitor this iPad powered campus.

If there is enough progress, this idea may be used in more county schools.

Several business organizations like the Businesses for Excellence in Education, the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, and the William B. Millis Fund of the High Point Community Foundation donated $750,000.

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