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iPads in the classroom

If you can't beat them, join them - one German school is using tablets as learning tools.

Smartphones and tablets have become a plague in many schools, with students chatting and surfing instead of paying attention. But one German school has decided that if you can’t beat them, join them. They’re now using tablets as learning tools.

The students at a high school in Arnsberg have made a video version of Schiller's ballad "The Glove" using a tablet. In the process, they learned about new technologies and literary classics, all at the same time. The school newspaper only appears in an online edition. Now smartphones and the like are only off-limits to the youngest students, so that they won’t be tempted to play with their screens instead of playing at recess.