Monday, July 1, 2013

iPads Increase Student Engagement

Lakeville test shows iPads boosted education in many classrooms

A new report shows that a grant program to put iPads in classrooms in the Lakeville district has had positive effects.


A new report shows that the Lakeville district’s investment in technology is paying off in terms of student learning and motivation.

Of the 31 classrooms or programs that completed research on newly issued iPads last year, 23 reported increases in student engagement, 24 reported that student motivation went up and 20 observed gains in student learning, according to the iLearn Resarch report, discussed at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
“This is innovation at its best and I’m really excited about that,” said Roz Peterson, board chairwoman.
Superintendent Lisa Snyder said she was happy with the results, but not surprised.

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