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History reports are one of only several projects being done using the iPad. Students do their homework on them, make movies, do research, collaboration projects and even assessments. Although parents sign a form making them responsible for damages, the district has yet to charge for any damages. Photo by - Paula Quam

iPads a hit with schoolkids

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It's not your grandma's classroom -- gone are the chalky erasers and overhead projectors, now it's apps and charging stations for iPads.

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Those old, dusty Encyclopedia Britannicas many remember sifting through for research papers are now being accessed from dust-free cyber space, and on Monday morning, Rossman Elementary fifth graders were using new technology to learn about old news -- history.

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