Education Students at U. of Iowa to Get Free iPads

The Old Capitol and the Pentacrest, east side, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (Gazette/KCRG)

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By Rachel Begle

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Newly admitted students at the University of Iowa's College of Education are getting tech savvy.

Undergraduate and master's teacher education students will receive one free iPad each at a Friday ceremony at the school's Teacher Leader Center. The event marks the students' completion of training on technology.

Officials say students will use their tablets during their studies and in future classrooms.

The iPads are courtesy of a gift from Linda Baker, an alumna and retired teacher.

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