NEW SHIPMENT: Ames Students Get Laptops

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A shipment of brand new MacBook laptops will arrive at Ames High School Tuesday.

Each student in 9th through 12th grade will receive a new computer for the next school year.

Superintendent Tim Taylor said the laptops will help reduce the “one-size-fits all lecture formats and rote instruction in the classroom.”

“Research shows that students learn better when they interact with the teacher, other students and the subject matter, and when teachers adapt the level and method of instruction to the student,” he added.

The Ames community school board voted in May to approve the $1.4-million initiative.

Technology staff will spend the next two weeks prepping the machines.

Students will receive their laptops during orientation in August.