Educational Technology

March 30, 2011

Students get in touch with technology

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:36 am

By Elizabeth Burlingame, Gainesville Times

Backpacks are getting a lot lighter for sixth-graders at Gainesville Middle School as items such as pencil and notebooks are being left at home. “We don’t really need them anymore,” Yitzel Trujillo, 12, explained. Using an iPad computer tablet, Trujillo used her fingers to scrawl out notes on a digital worksheet for earth science Thursday. Sixth-grade students at the school have been piloting iPads for each of their classes over the past two weeks. The devices contain textbooks for subjects such as math, science and language arts, sixth grade teacher Eddie Nemec said.

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