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  • Kindergarten teacher Sue larue, tries out an iPad Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Auburn, Maine. Five kindergarten teachers were given iPads to try out in preparation for next year when nearly 300 kindergarteners will be given their own iPad2s.  (AP Photo/Joel Page)

    iPads take a place next to crayons in kindergarten

    Kindergarten classes are supplementing crayons, finger paints and flashcards with iPads, a development that excites supporters but that detractors worry is wasted on pupils too young to appreciate the expense.

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  • "The more education teachers have using these tools the better we can enhance children's learning and take them to that next level," said Heimerl, a teacher at Park Avenue Elementary School.

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  • "It's definitely an adventure, and it'll be a journey of learning for teachers and students," said Auburn kindergarten teacher Amy Heimerl, who received an iPad on Tuesday ahead of the full deployment in the fall. "I'm looking forward to seeing where this can take us and our students."

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