President Obama has tech trouble at middle school

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President Obama visited a Maryland middle school on Feb. 4 to talk about his push for more technology in schools ... but he ran into a bit of tech trouble himself.

'He picked up one kid's iPad and thought he was taping the class,' HLN reports. 'Now it turns out he forgot to hit record. So a seventh grader got to stand up and show the president the ropes!'

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President Barack Obama looks at a classroom iPad in a seventh grade classroom before speaking about his ConnetED goal of connecting 99% of students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama records students on a classroom iPad while visiting a seventh grade classroom before speaking about goals of connecting students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama looks at a student's iPad project at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, where he spoke about his ConnetED goal of connecting 99% of students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
US President Barack Obama records video of students with an iPad as visits a classroom at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, on February 4, 2014 before speaking detailing progress toward his ConnectED goal of connecting 99 percent of students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama records video with an iPad as visits a classroom at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, on February 4, 2014 before speaking detailing progress toward his ConnectED goal of connecting 99 percent of students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
ADELPHI, MD - FEBRUARY 04: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) uses an Apple iPad to record a seventh grader as he tours a classroom that uses technology to enhance students' learning experience, prior to delivering remarks on the ConnectED Initiative at Buck Lodge Middle School February 4, 2014 in Adelphi, Maryland. As part of the president's ConnectED program, Obama has tasked the Federal Communications Commission to help to build high-speed digital connections to America's schools and libraries, with the goal of getting 99-percent of American students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama records video with an iPad as he visits a classroom at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, on February 4, 2014 before speaking detailing progress toward his ConnectED goal of connecting 99 percent of students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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The White House had a great sense of humor about the flub, posting it on YouTube for everyone to chuckle at. 'This is Kevin. Oh I haven't been recording this whole time? Oh, I thought you already had it on record, Kevin,' Obama said jovially.

The class could not help but laugh at Obama's confusion before the president introduced his entourage. The school's principal posted the video on his YouTube channel.

'That's Mike, my Secret Service agent. He never smiles. He's sort of smiling today. That's not bad,' Obama joked.

Obama was visiting Buck Lodge Middle School to talk about his educational technology initiative 'ConnectED.'

According to the White House Blog, the President plans to put nearly $3 billion worth of technology in classrooms across the country.

'The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will invest $2 billion over the next two years to dramatically expand high-speed Internet connectivity for America's schools and libraries,' the White House reports.

Obama says private sector companies have also promised more than $750M. U.S. News and World Report broke down some of the donations.

'Apple, for example, will be pledging $100 million worth of iPads, math books and other products to disadvantaged schools.'

AT&T has also pledged $100M in free Internet connectivity on educational devices for three years. Sprint promised that 50,000 low-income high school students will receive free Wi-Fi for the next four years.

The ConnectED initiative will provide broadband access for 99 percent of students by 2017.

Hopefully, the president will know his way around an iPad by then.
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