State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says ipads and similar technology can be a useful tool for learning if they are used properly. But she adds she still thinks students need to be acquainted with physical books and writing with a pen on a piece of paper, and she hopes younger students don't miss out on that experience. Hill says a person's learning style may have a lot to do with how much benefit they derive from an ipad, adding that it can be helpful if it is used as a tool for learning rather than being the focus of the student's attention in itself.