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In Our Schools - Textbook example of the new textbook

Last year, Watauga High School took the novel yet increasingly common step of providing laptaps for all of its students and teachers. Roughly 1,550 were distributed. The trend has now been picked up in neighboring Avery County, but on a smaller scale.

When school opened last Wednesday, some students and teachers at Banner Elk Elementary School received an iPad. The school has a new building this year. Construction came in under budget, freeing up money to "Think Different."


iPadThe result is a mac-book and iPad for every teacher and an iPad will be assigned to every student. 161 children are enrolled at the school.

The school system's technology team was busy Wednesday setting up each individual tablet and then passing them out classroom by classroom. ...

School officials said having the advanced technology available for all the students all the time will only enhance the learning experience at the school. ...

Only students at Banner Elk Elementary have the iPads so far but officials want to expand the program into all the Avery County schools.


This is High Country education! On the cutting edge of technology!