At Somerset Elementary and other schools in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan district, the iPod Touch has taken classrooms by storm, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. For kids there, math and spelling activities that used to seem, well, booooring have a sudden allure on an iPod. This was clear on a recent morning in a room filled with students raptly tapping, scrolling, and swiping. Fourth-grade teacher Jean Stai had to impose little discipline as her kids lost themselves in Word Salad, a vocabulary program, TanZen, a geometry app, and States and Capitols, among others. Her biggest challenge appeared to...

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