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Poll: Elementary students prefer laptops to iPads

A laptop's keyboard and bigger size are helpful

A laptop's keyboard and bigger size are helpful for doing schoolwork. Photo Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Lingfei Zhao, Syosset

Over the past few years, technology has made its way into elementary schools. Students are given the chance to use devices such as laptops and iPads. Which device would you rather have? We asked the 297 kids in the fourth and fifth grades, and here are the results:

Laptops: 160

iPads: 137

Most of us agree laptops are better than iPads when completing schoolwork. Maybe it’s because there are more options on a laptop or because there is a built-in keyboard that makes it easier to type. Kids like that they are a little bigger, too.

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