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Hali Bogle, a freshman, listens to "Romeo and Juliet" on an iPad during Amber Johannes' class May 25 at Willmar Senior High. Bogle demonstrated how she could easily find photos and videos on the iPad to enhance a student's understanding of the play by William Shakespeare. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar, Minn., special education students benefit from iPad technology


WILLMAR -- Not that long ago, a device to help hearing-impaired people communicate could cost $12,000 or more.

Now, a $500 Apple iPad tablet computer with a 99-cent application can do much the same thing.

An app on a school-owned iPad helped Willmar Senior High sophomore Juan Carranza work with another student to deliver a report and PowerPoint presentation in health class this past school year.

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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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