Sunnyside to teach with iPads

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Sunnyside Intermediate School is introducing iPads into their classrooms. Beginning next school year, more than 1,100 students and teachers will receive iPads.

A few pilot classes within the school have used iPads since January.

Assistant principal Matt Brown said there have been some kinks, but the program has provided positive results.

“We’ve seen an increase in engagement from day one. Our fifth grade teachers are talking about how kids, who were initially reluctant readers or really reluctant to get into their math work, are now completely focused on getting that work done,” said Brown.

The school made cuts in the supply list to keep iPad costs down for parents. However, there will be a small increase in the textbook rental fee. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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