Textbooks have been the tried-and-true method of relaying information to student, but with recent advances in technology those 300-page books may become paperweights.
Blending the new with the traditional, Huntington Beach High School has started using 40 iPad 2s in their science department, integrating the device within its curriculum and giving students a more hands-on learning experience.
The tablets were funded by the school's Education Foundation, which paid about $22,000 for the first 40 iPads, said Barbi Raban, president of the foundation.
The nonprofit recently bought 10 more iPads which are on the way to students. They are looking to purchase 50 more by the end of the school year, Raban said.
"It's fun to interact with the apps," said Mary Frances Bir, 17, a senior at Huntington. "It's a creative way of teaching."