iPad is Proving to be a Valuable Learning Tool


From kindergarten through college the iPad is becoming a valuable learning tool in schools. A growing number of schools across the nation are embracing the iPad as the latest tool to engage and teach people of all ages.

The New York City public schools recently ordered more than 2,000 iPads, for $1.3 million. More than 200 Chicago public schools applied for 23 district-financed iPad grants totaling $450,000. The Virginia Department of Education is overseeing a $150,000 iPad initiative and six middle schools in four California cities (San Francisco, Long Beach, Fresno and Riverside) are teaching the first iPad-only algebra course.

Several private institutions are trying iPads on campus and some include the price of the device in the tuition. They include Stanford University, University of Maryland, Seton Hill, Northwest Tech and George Fox University.

Even kindergartners are trying iPads in the classroom. Pinnacle Peak School in Scottsdale, Ariz., converted an empty classroom into a lab with 36 iPads.

The iPad can be a powerful learning tool to any student with over 6000 education apps for the iPad.


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