Back to school: Reading, writing — and apps

More and more public schools around the state are turning to a new kind of computer to help kids learn — tablets. Both the iPad and Kindle Fire are making regular appearances in classrooms because teachers and administrators know that students need to be proficient in technology’s newest and most popular tool. If your child has an iPad or Kindle Fire, make sure he or she uses it for more than just playing “Minecraft” or watching “Pretty Little Liars” on Netflix. Darrin Johnson, principal at Fox...

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