Hartford-Area Catholic Schools Get iPads

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Educators at several of Connecticut’s Catholic schools have received iPad tablet computers to help them embrace the technology and learn how to incorporate it in their offices and classes.

The Bristol Press reports that school officials from the Archdiocese of Hartford recently gave the tablets to principals and administrators to promote high-tech learning.

Sister Christina Joseph Dolan, principal of St. Matthew School in Forestville, says the iPads will be very valuable and that the school system’s superintendent is helping them become more “digitally astute.”

Diocesan school officials say it’s vital for Catholic schools to excel in technology. They say the teachers can’t embrace teaching and learning with those devices unless they incorporate them into their day-to-day instruction.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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