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Grant brings iPod into Utah high school classrooms

Grant brings iPod into Utah high school classrooms



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KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- A $1 million federal stimulus grant will put iPods into the hands of some Utah high schools students as a learning tool.

About 1,600 students at Kearns High School will get iPod touches next school year thanks to the Enhancing Education Through Technology grants. Students will use the devices in class to download applications, take notes, do Internet research and read English textbooks.

Kearns High School Assistant Principal John Anderson says the iPods are not toys for students, but tools for learning. He says giving students an iPod is almost like giving them a laptop, but without the expense of a computer lab.

Teachers will spend the first two months of the school year learning how to use iPods in their instruction. Students will begin using the devices as early as November.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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