Yet another moderately successful iPad pilot, with a few more interesting points to add to the knowledge base:
While some parents were concerned when Green Acres School in Rockville gave each of its fifth- and sixth-grade students an iPad this year, most now say that it has excited their children’s interest in school and enhanced their learning
“It’s not really about the iPad, it’s about building a facility with technology, and using technology to give kids the opportunity to build their skills, and the opportunity to pursue their passions,”
The school had about 32 computers in two labs, and the start-up time was taking away from valuable instruction time
E-texts replaced textbooks in most classes
The cost was not substantially more than what is normally spent on textbooks and technology.
“The content stayed the same, but the access, the efficiency and the products our students were able to create were exponentially better because of the time,”