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Children in the Early Childhood program in Brandon started using iPads in February 2012. The Osakis School District is also considering introducing the devices in its classrooms. (Echo Press file photo)

iPads likely coming soon to Osakis classrooms

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SmartBoards replaced blackboards, could textbooks be next?

During last week's Osakis School Board meeting, teachers demonstrated the feasibility of iPads replacing textbooks and becoming an everyday classroom tool.


"As you know, technology [use] is increasing," Osakis Superintendent John Peterka told the school board. "I've asked two teachers to come in and talk about how they would use iPads in their classrooms.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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