On Tuesday morning, while their fellow schoolmates played outside during recess, a class of Palm Crest Elementary School first-graders was engaged in a different sort of play.
They were playing with iPads — frolicking through desktop apps that allowed them to squash bugs, recycle cans and solve mazes with the simple tap and swipe of a fingertip — in the school's newly opened iPad Learning Lab.
That lab is one of three built at La Cañada Unified's elementary schools with funding from the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation. A combined $330,000 raised in two year's of LCFEF Spring Gala paddle pledge sessions helped furnish each lab with 38 iPads.
FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation also helped furnish La Cañada High School’s new iMac lab. The LCHS 7/8 PTA and the LCHS 9-12 PTSA raised the $75,000 to purchase the equipment for that lab.
PHOTOS: Palm Crest Elementary School's iPad Learning Lab