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Teachers receive iPad training in South Charleston

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This week, teachers from all across the state are in South Charleston for in-depth iPad training.

The West Virginia Center for Professional Development has welcomed 100 educators for the three-day event.

Terri Gunter is a second grade teacher at Bradley Elementary in Raleigh County. She said the county has a new initiative called 'iRaleigh'. Every child will have access to an iPad during the upcoming school year.

"It's going to give everyone an opportunity. It's kind of leveling the playing field as far as giving everyone the same access," she said.

Bill Denham uses the iPad quite frequently for his classes. He is a Spanish teacher at Riverside High School in Kanawha County. Denham said it's helpful when students can record their own voice for assignments.

"We can use it as a language lab to where students can speak the language into the iPad, record themselves, and then listen to themselves so they can work on accents," he said.

Katie Keener is a first grade teacher at Union Elementary in Upshur County.  She has been using iPads in her classroom for a few years.  However, she's already learned about some new apps she'd like to bring back to her school.

"They've shown us some great storytelling apps and puppet apps where kids can re-tell stories we've told in class," she said..

Teachers said the conference has helped them use the iPads to their full potential.

Training resumes first thing Thursday morning.