Gone are the days when a pencil and notebook were essentials in elementary school classrooms.
Beginning in September, kindergarten to Grade 5 classes in Phoenix School in Headingley will each be supplied with between five to 10 iPads.
St. James-Assiniboia School Division superintendent George Weston said the iPads will replace laptops in the classrooms and will serve as a tool for the young students in developing numeracy and literacy skills.
Teachers will receive any training necessary required to run ipad software and programs.
Weston said he’s not worried about students accidently damaging the iPads as they have been very careful in the past when using school laptops.