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Duininck Inc. donates $10K toward school iPad fund

WILLMAR -- Duininck Inc. has donated $10,000 to help purchase Apple iPads for juniors and seniors at Willmar Senior High.

Teachers throughout the district have been working to integrate the new technology of tablet computers into their classrooms.

All of the school buildings have portable iPad carts, which bring a classroom set of iPads wherever they are needed in the school.

Teachers and administrators have proposed taking the next step through providing an iPad for each junior and senior next fall. The school district has pledged to provide $350,000 from its capital investment fund to match donations from the community. A fundraising campaign is under way.

According to a news release from Duininck, about 600 school districts have implemented iPad projects around the country. Renville County West and MACCRAY started providing iPads for students this school year.

IPads have been chosen for use in the schools because they have a longer battery life than other tablet computers and because of the thousands of applications developed for educational settings.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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