A growing number of schools across the nation are embracing the iPad as the latest tool to teach Kafka in multimedia, history through “Jeopardy”-like games and math with step-by-step animation of complex problems.
As part of a pilot program, Roslyn High School on Long Island handed out 47 iPads on December 20 to the students and teachers in two humanities classes. The school district hopes to provide iPads to all 1,100 of its students. The iPads will been used in class and at home during the school year to replace textbooks, allow students to correspond with teachers and turn in class work and homework assignments, and preserve a record of student work in digital portfolios.
“It allows us to extend the classroom beyond these four walls,” said Larry Reiff, an English teacher at Roslyn who now posts all his course materials online. “If there isn’t an app that does something I need, there will be sooner or later,” said Mr. Reiff, who said he now used an application that includes all of Shakespeare’s plays, ensuring that the iPad is a tool that will revolutionize the way of teaching.
Source: The New York Times