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Goshen school gives all students new iPads and laptops

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As much as many of us don't want to face it, that new school year is right around the corner.  And for one school in Goshen the new year means new technology.  Bethany Christian Schools are giving all of their students either iPads or Laptops.  They handed out the gadgets to half the students Monday night, the other half will get them Tuesday.

Yatin Patel who is the Father of Bethany Christian Student said,  "This is a wonderful idea for the students."  Patel is excited his son has a new laptop for the upcoming school year.  "I think it's a great idea cause it's going to improve education."

Parth Patel agrees with his dad this new Macbook Air Laptop will be a great tool for school.  "We can turn in all our papers online, if we forgot to write down our assignment say for calculus we can look it up online.  If we're having problems we can ask a friend or a teacher," said Patel.

Another bonus?  It'll replace some of those heavy textbooks.  "I love it I can't tell you how many times I'd come home with shoulder pain cause of how heavy my backpack is from the heavy calculus book."

Bethany Christian Schools are giving all 275 of their students new technology.  "One of our key goals here is preparedness for the 21st century just really having kids converse with this technology and being able to use it," said Principal Allan Dueck.

4th and 5th graders get iPads.  6th through 12th graders get laptops.  And the best part?  They're free to the students.  "We have gathered funds from some interested supporters, friends of the school cause we did not want this cost to in any way be a barrier for individual students."

The only potential extra cost is $25 to buy insurance for the new devices.  But no one seems too worried about the students not being able to take care of the pricey new equipment.  Yatin Patel said, "They're responsible kids...they'll be fine.  They'll probably handle the computers much better than the parents do."

They're just happy about what the new technology will allow students to do.  "They can continue to learn even when they're home," said Yatin Patel.

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