PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Kindergarten is supplementing crayons, finger paints and flashcards with iPads, a development that excites supporters but that detractors worry is wasted on pupils too young to appreciate the expense.
Next fall, nearly 300 kindergartners in the central Maine city of Auburn will become the latest batch of youngsters around the country to get iPad2 touchpad tablets to learn the basics about ABCs, 1-2-3s, drawing and even music.
The iPad is a powerful education tool with hundreds of teaching applications, said Superintendent Tom Morrill. With its touchpad screen, it's simple to use and can bring learning to life with imagery and sounds, he said.
"It's a revolution in education," Morrill said.
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we're turning this generation into consumers at an earlier age..
kids are growing up in such a commerical world and not able to communicate face-to-face as it is.
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