Educational Technology

May 27, 2011

Mass. school is hooked on the iPad

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by JACQUELINE REIS, Associate Press

Bill Gates himself couldn’t persuade Scott R. Reisinger to assign a laptop to every student, but that same resister will soon require students to use iPads. Mr. Reisinger, headmaster of Bancroft School, is thrilled with the multitalented tablet that will soon populate the book bags and desks around him. “I’ve never been as excited about a piece of technology,” he said. It boots up immediately, helps students organize their work and thoughts, allows students to write with a stylus on the screen, doesn’t put up a barrier between students and their peers and teachers, and allows for auditory or visual learning. But the clincher, he said, was when he sat down with one about six months ago to see how it might help him create a U.S. history lesson. He found primary sources, textbooks to download and, through iTunes U, a lecture from a friend at Yale University.

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