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Florence educators report high engagement with iPad change

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One year ago, Florence City Schools replaced textbooks with tablet computers. One year ago, Florence City Schools replaced textbooks with tablet computers.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

One year has passed since Florence City Schools began a digital initiative, placing iPads in the hands of students in grades 5-12.

Superintendent Dr. Janet Womack said the change to replace textbooks with the tablet computers is a decision she is happy to have made.

School leaders said the high-tech classrooms have piqued the interests of both students and teachers. Dr. Womack said providing the technology to the students is helping them to become more engaged in their studies and encourages them to explore the many opportunities at their fingertips.

"Our students in the classroom engaged in instruction at a higher level," Dr. Womack said. "We have seen the transfer of resources as well as opening up the world, knowing they have access to what's well beyond what can be encompassed in a book."

The iPads are also being used to teach students about digital citizenship and online safety.

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