Three student successes with iPads

The last time I wrote about iPads in the classroom, it was about a school district doing almost everything wrong, Digital/Edu reports. Today I talked to a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools who has a 180 degree view. When the iPad first came out in 2010,  Jennie Magiera made fun of her friends for buying them: “Nice job–you got a giant iPhone that can’t make phone calls!!”  But when a grant bought iPads for her fourth and fifth grade class, the teacher quickly found a path to transforming her teaching and learning practice. While tests are only one measurement of success, she went from having just one student out of 15 “exceed” on state tests in fourth grade, to having 10 “exceed” the next year…

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