Students at Reno Valley Middle School in South Hutchinson were given iPads by the school district. They not only do research for classes on them, they're also doing their homework on them too.
In one call Wednesday, students were designing a presentation about the September 11 attacks. On their iPads, the middle schoolers browse the web to find articles, videos, pictures and anything else they could find about the attacks. Then, they take what they need and plug that into a Keynote file or an iMovie file for the presentation they'll give when it's due in two weeks.
Purchasing the iPads cost the school district about $300,000. But officials say they're sure they'll make that money back because of the amount of textbooks available as apps or online, and many apps are free.
"Very few of our teachers teach from a text book anymore," says Reno Valley Middle School Principal Vince Naccarato.