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Dec. 13, 2012 8:30 am

Glen Burnie school receives $11K from Target to purchase iPads, MacBook Pro

Thanks to an $11,000 grant from retail chain Target, the Ferndale Early Education Center in Anne Arundel County will be purchasing iPads for student use. According to the Maryland Gazette, the money “will be used to purchase 15 iPads, a MacBook Pro laptop and a cart that syncs and charges the devices. All will be […]

Thanks to an $11,000 grant from retail chain Target, the Ferndale Early Education Center in Anne Arundel County will be purchasing iPads for student use.

According to the Maryland Gazette, the money “will be used to purchase 15 iPads, a MacBook Pro laptop and a cart that syncs and charges the devices. All will be used in the school’s Improving Reading Readiness Skills through Technology project.”

“For three-, four-, and five-year olds to have iPads in their hands will only help to build the confidence and technological skills needed as a 21st century learner,” said Ferndale principal Lisa Rice in a press release.

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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  • http://twitter.com/wallywhat Wally Pinkard

    I just saw that Samsung/Google was offering $100 Chromebooks to schools as well. It does beg the question if Ipads and macs are worth ti when they are so much more expensive. You could get over 110 Chromebooks $11,000 or 22 Ipads, or probably about 6-7 macs. I am not saying that a Chromebook is as good as a Mac or Ipad but I have a hard time believing in most cases that the price premium is justified.