MERRILL - To make learning fun, some teachers might use flash cards, games or computers.
In one Northwoods elementary school, they're using iPads.
Dee Van Der Geest got an iPad for her class last spring as part of a school-wide program at Kate Goodrich Elementary.
But she wanted more students to use iPads in the classroom.
So she applied for a grant from the Merrill Community Foundation.
The "Beyond Crayons and Computers" grant put 2 more iPads in the classroom.
"We want to move our children into the 21st century, through technology. And that is a way for that to happen. And I'm hoping also that they can take their skills home and teach their parents about them," said Van Der Geest.
Students use reading, math and science programs on their iPads.
Second grader Maria Kildho loves it for the math games.
"My favorite game on here is math bingo. And that's pretty fun because I'm the only player on there, and I can win," said Kildho.
Van der Geest says the iPads have been a motivational tool for her second graders.
BEAVER DAM (AP) - Wisconsin Democratic voters are getting nervous over their large field of candidates running for governor.
The primary isn't until Aug. 14. No one has emerged as the clear front-runner ahead of next weekend's state convention. And no one is showing signs of dropping out.
Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is stockpiling resources and is in the middle of a $1.4 million TV ad campaign where he's run three ads unopposed touting his record.
Democrat Denise Hutchison, of Green Bay, says she hopes the field will narrow. She's optimistic that may happen after this weekend's state Democratic Party convention. But she also thinks whoever wins the primary will get the full support of Democratic voters.
MADISON (AP) - \Wisconsin dairy farmers have broken their streak of year-over-year production increases.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin farmers produced about 2.5 billion pounds of milk last month, down 0.6 percent from 2017.
Bob Cropp is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He tells Wisconsin Public Radio that the slowdown in production is good for milk prices. Prices have been low for three straight years because of an abundance of milk on the market.
The USDA report says there were 5,000 fewer cows in the state compared to last year.
Darin Von Ruden is president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. He says farms that remained open faced cold and snowy conditions this spring.
Cropp says some experts believe milk prices may reach $17 per 100 pounds by November.
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