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Anton Biederman plays a round of ‘Scatter’ on the Quizlet app. In ‘Scatter,’ students are timed on how quickly they can match the vocabulary word to its definition. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

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Who says learning has to be all hard work?

Not first-grader Isabella Wimmer, who was all smiles in class last week as she used an app called Sight Words to pronounce and write words using an iPad.


 “We can enhance so much of our learning time by letting kids use them,” said Kim Flatau, Isabella’s first-grade teacher at Heart of the Lakes Elementary, of the iPads. “It’s a different way to learn; there’s more motivation, instead of using flash cards and drills.”

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