Ashley Elementary students each given an iPad; principal wants to 'move the needle' with technology

DENVER - Students at Ashley Elementary School in Denver are being given the tools to embrace technology.

The students, some of whom come from families who don't have computers or email addresses, were issued iPads Thursday afternoon.

Principal Zachary Rahn says he intends to move the needle and change Ashley from a good school to a great school with a 1:1 student to technology ratio.

"We get to personalize and individualize the educational experience," said Vice Principal Felicia Manzanares.

The kids said they are anxious to get started.

"It's great because we get to learn more and do different things that we couldn't do with pencils and paper," said Ashley Elementary student Nevaeh Ballez.

Her brother Dismas told 7NEWS, "I'm excited because I never even touched an iPad before."

The iPads were made possible with a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

 

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