The local school district is “digitizing,” adding iPad into classrooms. We spoke to Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater…
Dr. Atwater: “We’ve been slowly implementing or bringing mostly iPads into the classroom, so that’s an ongoing effort as we move forward. A lot of it is based on principals as they do their computer replacement, what they want to do.”
Dr. Atwater said the Governor’s budget had included money for schools to add tablets to classrooms, but the House version of the budget cut that money. It remains to be seen what the Senate will do.
Dr. Atwater: “Students are more and more digitally adept and it enhances the instructional environment. Kids can quickly learn in an independent way using the iPads. There’s some great programs, or great applications that are on the iPads that help with the acquisition of literacy.”