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Arab students go electronic; drop textbooks for iPads

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Arab junior high and high school students are replacing their textbooks with iPads. Arab junior high and high school students are replacing their textbooks with iPads.
ARAB, AL (WAFF) -

Arab students will be textbook-free this year, which also means lighter backpacks for them.

On Thursday, about 1,600 iPads were distributed to students at Arab High School and Arab Junior High School. The iPads will replace textbooks and paper tests in the classrooms. School officials decided last spring to use the iPads instead of textbooks; much like many other school systems have done.

One student said the iPad will encourage learning and also reduce the weight of her backpack.

"I was really excited because it helps you organize all of your notes," said Autumn Brooks. "In the palm of your hand, you have all of your textbooks. It takes the weight off your shoulders, literally."

The schools will continue to hand out the iPads on Friday and the students' first assignment will be to download their textbooks.

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