03 Jun '11, 4am

iPads replacing note pads as schools go high-tech

SINGAPORE - APPLE'S iPad and other tablet computers are replacing traditional note pads in some Asian schools and making the lives of thousands of students a whole lot easier. Soon pupils could be reading on their tablets about a quaint old communication device called 'paper', especially in Asia's advanced economies where many schools are racing towards a paperless classroom. The slim glass slabs slip easily into a bag and can store thousands of textbooks, making a fat school bag full of heavy books, pens and notepads a thing of the past. 'I like the iPad because it is portable and we do not have to carry so many bags and files around,' said 13-year-old Nicole Ong, who now makes notes on her iPad during class at Nanyang Girls' High School in Singapore. A sample group of more than 120 students and 16 teachers at the school have been given iPads, at a cost of over US$100,000...

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