Students at Coachella Valley Unified School District use iPads during a lesson. The district's superintendent is promoting the tablet initiative as a way to individualize learning. Coachella Valley Unified School District hide caption

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A School's iPad Initiative Brings Optimism And Skepticism

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As an armchair disease detective, you don't have to bother with mundane tasks, like culturing fluorescent bacteria or interviewing the ill. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hide caption

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A Nordstrom salesperson shows a customer an online selection of shoes on an in-store iPad. Like some other retailers, Nordstrom is using mobile devices to make on-the-spot sales and check companywide product inventory instantly. Courtesy of Nordstrom hide caption

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Forget The Register: Stores Use Mobile To Make Sales On The Spot

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The new iPad Mini is displayed after its unveiling at an Apple event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Hear Laura Sydell's Story On Morning Edition

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Customers talk with Apple employees, in blue, inside a San Francisco Apple store on Friday, the first day of the launch of the new iPad. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs describes the company's new iPad 2 on stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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