Online Learning Update

May 25, 2011

Learning Online in Second Grade: Elementary iPads

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Bridget McCrea, THE Journal

As the number of high schools and middle schools that are making iPads accessible to students is growing, some elementary institutions are also jumping into the fray. One school in Kentucky is getting its second and third graders up to speed on the devices in hopes of preparing the youngest generation for the 21st century academic and work world. Bill Gatliff, principal at Stonewall Elementary in Lexington, KY, said the initiative came about after the institution tapped into some of Fayette County School District’s available grant money. Two years ago the school’s fifth graders received laptops, and the fourth grade students followed in their footsteps the following year. For this school year, Gatliff set his sights on funding the purchase of 70 iPads for use in several second and third grade classrooms.

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