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Could sharing iPads boost achievement?

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
April 27th, 2015

Research reveals that young students who share iPads may outperform peers on assessments

iPads-kStudents who shared iPads significantly outperformed their peers in one-to-one classrooms and in classrooms without iPads, according to data from a Northwestern University researcher.

According to the International Communication Association, researcher Courtney Blackwell studied 352 kindergarten students in a Midwestern suburban school district that was in the middle of an iPad implementation.

Blackwell worked with one school with an operating one-to-one iPad program; another school with a limited number of iPads, prompting students to share the devices; and a third school without iPads.

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