iPads to Replace Crayons in Kindergarten Classrooms
April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Schools located in Auburn, Maine have decided to swap out their Kindergarten classrooms crayons with iPads 2 tablets next fall. Maine was the first state to give their students computers in 2002 and continues to be a pioneer of technology in the classroom. eSchoolNews reports:
Next fall, nearly 300 kindergartners in the central Maine city of Auburn will become the latest batch of youngsters around the country to get iPad 2 touchpad tablets to learn the basics about ABCs, 1-2-3s, drawing, and even music.
“It’s definitely an adventure, and it’ll be a journey of learning for teachers and students,” said Auburn kindergarten teacher Amy Heimerl, who received an iPad on April 12, ahead of the full deployment in the fall. “I’m looking forward to seeing where this can take us and our students.”
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