Christian Washington (cq), 7, left, and Hanna Walker (cq), 7, work together using an iPad to learn facts about octopuses in Caroline Page's first grade class at Brier Creek Elementary on Monday Dec. 8, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Brier Creek is the first elementary school of the 13 pilot schools participating in Wake County's Bring Your Own Device program
Christian Washington (cq), 7, left, and Hanna Walker (cq), 7, work together using an iPad to learn facts about octopuses in Caroline Page's first grade class at Brier Creek Elementary on Monday Dec. 8, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Brier Creek is the first elementary school of the 13 pilot schools participating in Wake County's Bring Your Own Device program News & Observer file photo newsobserver.com
Christian Washington (cq), 7, left, and Hanna Walker (cq), 7, work together using an iPad to learn facts about octopuses in Caroline Page's first grade class at Brier Creek Elementary on Monday Dec. 8, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Brier Creek is the first elementary school of the 13 pilot schools participating in Wake County's Bring Your Own Device program News & Observer file photo newsobserver.com
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