Bringing the world to their classroom
Fifth-graders participate in an iPad pilot program
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
When teacher Erin Hayes first told her students they’d be using iPads in class, the general response from the fifth-graders was, “What’s an iPad?”
Two months later, the students are becoming experts in using apps, doing Internet research and using the devices as a resource for a majority of their class work.
"The iPads extend learning in every subject," Hayes said. "They have apps for math, spelling, writing, everything. (The students) are recording themselves to practice public speaking, they are using Google Earth to take virtual field trips of the locations they're studying, and they are interacting with each other to discuss new ways to create projects and solve problems."