Metro-East school to require iPads next fall

Metro-East school to require iPads next fall

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A customer tries the a new Apple iPad at Apple's flagship store on Fifth Avenue, in New York, on March 16, 2012. The latest iPad went on sale of Friday, drawing fans to stores in the US and nine other countries. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Michael Swallow

KMOV.com

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 5:37 PM

(KMOV.com) -- An Illinois high school will be the first school in the area to require students to own an iPad.

This coming Fall, students at Metro East Lutheran High School, a private high school in Edwardsville, Illinois, will be using iPads in class.

The iPads will be used for more than just classroom exercises. Students will be able to use the iPad to order their lunch from the cafeteria.

Metro East Lutheran will not provide the iPads, students and their parents will have to purchase their own.

The Apple iPad is now in its third generation. According to Amazon.com a first generation 16GB iPad can be sold new for $484.00 and used for  $239. The newest 16GB iPads can be bought new for $551 or used for $496.

The O'Fallon Township High School superintendent is also considering a similar plan.

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