March 30, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 75

Kindergarteners show benefits of classroom iPads

IRONWOOD — Kindergarteners in the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District have enjoyed a new age tool for learning this school year.

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Ontonagon kindergartener Alli Bobula uses an app on an iPad during a Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District meeting at the Elk and Hound in Ironwood on Thursday. Every kindergartener in the GOISD received an iPad to use in their classroom at the beginning of this year.

Students presented their skills on iPads to the GOISD at the Elk and Hound in Ironwood on Thursday.

Area kindergarteners and teachers demonstrated how the devices are used in the classroom to representatives of school districts in Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield-Marenisco, Ontonagon and Ewen-Trout Creek, and board members from Gogebic Community College.

“This isn’t your typical board meeting,” said Bruce Mayle, superintendent of the GOISD. “This...