By Fritz Busch, The Journal
“WINTHROP MINNESOTA – It seemed Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) High School students couldn’t get enough of the new iPad computers Thursday in Principal Jeff Bertrang’s office.
One student played the piano with a shortened keyboard on her iPad. Another student read a book on his iPad. Another student listened to Spanish words. Bertrang pointed out how definitions of words could be found on the iPad.
The iPad – a wireless, touch screen, tablet-sized computer – was released in early April by Apple Inc. The school district allocated $267,748 to its technology fund to become what is believed to be the first school in the country to have the devices at a cost of $479 each.”