Apple Education has released a video highlighting how iPads are helping kids in the classroom.
The video “showcases Apple's education efforts in Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland,” according to a recent Washington Post article.
“The suburban Washington, D.C., school system has given an iPad to each student and teacher at four of its middle schools, all of which receive federal Title I funding -- a federal program to help schools with a high percentage of low-income students,” said the article.
The video looks at Buck Lodge Middle School, “where students use the tablets to shoot video, create presentations and work with educational software as part of their daily class work.”
“Proponents of equipping students with iPads say that using the tablets improves learning in several ways, including giving teachers personalized data from apps to show where students need the most help,” said The Washington Post.
The school district, the article said, “was also highlighted as a success story in an education report Apple released last week, which included positive statistics from iPad-using schools across the country.”
“According to that report, 175 percent more students at the Prince George's schools that use the tablet programs are at ‘advanced’-level math compared with similar schools without iPad programs,” the article said. “There's also been a 35 percent increase in the number of students in the iPad programs who've reached an ‘advanced’ reading level, according to Apple's statistics.”
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Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor