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!'
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.