A recent article from Wired.com examines the potential impact of the rise in use of Apple’s iPad in classrooms across the country.
Apple sold 4.5 million iPads to schools in the U.S. last year, up from 1.5 million the year before. As iPads become more prevalent, teachers will need to figure out how to best integrate them into the curriculum and decide what content and apps to feature and when.
Among the article’s interesting findings:
- A recent study of almost 2,500 Advanced Placement and National Project Writing teachers conducted by Pew found that 43 percent of teachers surveyed had students complete projects using iPads.
- A PBS study found that 35% of K-12 have a tablet or e-reader in their classroom.
- Arkansas St. University requires all incoming freshman to have an iPad.
However, while more affluent schools may be able to afford iPads, more fiscally challenged ones could be left behind, further widening the divide between the haves and have nots. To read the full article, visit here.