Last updated: April 13, 2011 - 7:25am
Next fall, nearly 300 kindergartners in the central Maine city of Auburn will become the latest batch of youngsters around the country to get iPad 2 touchpad tablets to learn the basics about ABCs, 1-2-3s, drawing and even music.
The iPad is a powerful education tool with hundreds of teaching applications, said Superintendent Tom Morrill. With its touchpad screen, it's simple to use and can bring learning to life with imagery and sounds, he said. "It's a revolution in education," Morrill said. The $200,000 that Morrill is proposing to spend on iPads -- which retail for around $500 -- might be better spent on some other school program, said Sue Millard of Auburn, who has children in the fourth grade and high school. She also questions whether kindergartners are old enough to appreciate the effort.
- The New Ed-Tech Leader Models by Digital Example
- Kineo: Like an iPad, but made for students
- Education 2.0: Can Digital Learning Day begin a classroom revolution?
- CPB taps Dr Susan Tave Zelman to head Education and Children's Content
- Educators Evaluate Learning Benefits of iPad
- Proper Role of Ed-Tech in Pre-K a Rising Issue
- Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad
- LAUSD launches its drive to equip every student with iPads
- Many US schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks
- Schools Learn Tablets' Limits
- Los Angeles schools slow rollout of iPads amid security concerns
- Apple Sees Schools Buoying Tablet Lead With IPad in Class
- How the iPad 2 Will Revolutionize Education
- Who pays if L.A. Unified students lose or break iPads?
- Why iPads? It’s a question of innovation