Tuesday, March 13, 2012

iPad in the Classroom

There has been plenty of talk about iPads being used as a tool for education in the classroom. Personally, I am still in two minds. A part of me wishes to embrace the latest and greatest technologies for kids. On the other hand, I struggle with the distractions that kids are exposed to in this age of social networking. 

Some schools have chosen to act on it and pilot some programs using iPads. 

"For the past two years, a pilot program at San Jose's Archbishop Mitty High School has put Apple's popular iPad tablets in the hands of 250 students in 14 classes. Next fall the school will rent an iPad for all 1,680 students and 104 teachers, putting Mitty at the vanguard of a quickening trend toward digitalized education." Check out the full report. For a video click here.