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St. Mary's Catholic Moving to "Paperless" Classroom

"Technology is a big thing in this world and a lot of kids don't know how to use it and we need to learn how to use it the correct way," said Meghan Scott, 7th grader at St. Mary's Catholic School.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A local school is taking one more step toward a "paperless" classroom. St. Mary's Catholic School received a grant from the Marion I and Henry Knott Foundation for new iPads for their middle schoolers.

Teaching with books could be a thing of the past.

"In the last couple of year's we added smart boards to all our classrooms and then the next step in our vision was to go from one to one computing system so that each student would get be able to have their own iPad and really be active, and more engaged in their learning," said Patricia McDermott, Principal at St. Mary's Catholic School.

"Technology is a big thing in this world and a lot of kids don't know how to use it and we need to learn how to use it the correct way," said Meghan Scott, 7th grader at St. Mary's Catholic School.

St. Mary's Catholic School received a Knott Foundation grant for more than $41,000 allowing them to buy iPads for all the middle school students and teachers.

And this week starts iPad camp where all the students will learn how to use their iPads and all the apps they'll be using throughout the year.

Teachers hope this iPad program changes the way students learn in the classroom.

"The students are going to be exploring, they'll be collaborating and they're going to be able to use all the technology to collaborate with other students and come up with their own answers, instead of just reverb, you know giving back the answers the teacher has, has had them memorize," said Marisa Kenney, Technology Coordinator at St. Mary's Catholic School.

"It's a technology rich world and we need our students to be able to be successful with the technology and also this gives us a chance especially as a catholic school to talk about how to use technology ethically, responsibly and respectfully," said McDermott.

St. Mary's Catholic School hopes to become paperless in the future using iPads in the classroom for all the students.

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